Friday, August 10, 2007

Lactobaccillus GG probiotic proven again to treat diarrhea

Despite Claims, Not All Probiotics Can Treat Diarrhea Say Experts ScienceDaily 8/11/07 "...Duration of diarrhoea was significantly lower in children receiving Lactobacillus GG and a mix of four bacterial strains than in patients receiving oral rehydration alone...not all commercially available probiotic preparations are effective in children with acute diarrhoea...The effectiveness of Lactobacillus GG was not unexpected as several previous studies have shown similar results...the lack of effect in children receiving Saccharomyces boulardii was unexpected, they say, because a previous trial showed it to be beneficial in young children admitted to hospital for diarrhoea..."

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