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Probiotics: Which One, and in Whom?

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August 12, 2013

Probiotics: Which One, and in Whom?

The growing interest in probiotic use for GI conditions presents both potential and challenges. Dr. M. Brian Fennerty seeks practitioners' advice on probiotics in the most recent Gut Check

The growing interest in probiotic use for GI conditions presents both potential and challenges. In which gastrointestinal diseases or conditions are practitioners using them? Which of the dozens of probiotics are they choosing? Dr. M. Brian Fennerty solicits feedback and advice on these and other questions. You might have answers, or more questions. Read Gut Check and find out.

Reader Comments (3)

Lucio Capurso MD Other Healthcare Professional, Gastroenterology, IFO Rome

Probiotics are important as biotherapeutics

dr amutha senthivel Physician, Family Medicine/General Practice, chennai

good

Mohandas Mallath MD Physician, Gastroenterology, Kolkata, India

Home made probiotics have been an integral part of Indian diet for thousands of years. Probiotics consumed regularly from early childhood to old age can help in improving GI health. Traditionally the cream/butter was removed from the sour-milk based probiotic drink and I feel that helped to reduce fat intake. Sadly this protective tradition is fast vanishing in India and being replaced by carbonated calorie dense beverages.

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