Probiotics in the Management of Lung Diseases

@inproceedings{Mortaz2013ProbioticsIT,
  title={Probiotics in the Management of Lung Diseases},
  author={Esmaeil Mortaz and Ian M. Adcock and Gert Folkerts and Peter J Barnes and Arjan Paul Vos and Johan Garssen},
  booktitle={Mediators of inflammation},
  year={2013}
}
The physiology and pathology of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts are closely related. This similarity between the two organs may underlie why dysfunction in one organ may induce illness in the other. For example, smoking is a major risk factor for COPD and IBD and increases the risk of developing Crohn's disease. Probiotics have been defined as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits on the host." In model systems probiotics regulate… CONTINUE READING

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