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Digestion, Immunity, and Parasites, Chapter Four

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Posted on Nov 06, 2003, 2 p.m. By Bill Freeman

So-called probiotic drinks - beverages that contain "good" bacteria - could be useful in treating, or even preventing, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal conditions

 

Probiotic Drinks May Protect Against GI Disorders

So-called probiotic drinks - beverages that contain "good" bacteria - could be useful in treating, or even preventing, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal conditions. Australian researchers studying the effects of a probiotic yogurt found that favourable changes occurred in the intestines of IBD patients after just 5-days of treatment with the drink. In fact, the probiotic appeared to "normalize" the intestine to a similar condition to that seen in a healthy person, thus suggesting that the bacteria-laden foodstuffs could be used to prevent and treat inflammatory diseases of the intestines.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.bbc.co.uk on the 28th September 2001

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