Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) May Benefit from Probiotics

August 21, 2010 at 4:26 pm 2 comments

Yogurt that contains ‘high-potency’, active bacteria, classified as probiotics, appear to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

A Spoonful of Probiotic Yogurt

(IBS) in children.  A reduction in abdominal pain and discomfort, less bloating and gassiness and improve family dynamics were reported among children ages four to 18.

The children and adolescents took a probiotic supplement containing 450 billion CFU for six weeks during which time there were no adverse side effects, supporting the acceptability of the pobiotic supplement.

The benefits of probiotics are specific to the strain of bacteria, and can also be helpful for relief of symptoms of lactose intolerance,  severe or prolonged diarrhea and extended use of antibiotics.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carol Cohn  |  August 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Like what you’re doing here.

  • 2. nutritionsupplementsreviews  |  August 21, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    People in Europe experience far fewer problems with their digestive system due to their consumption of yogurt and other foods containing active bacteria.

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