Probiotics Effective Against Diarrhea: Study
'Friendly' bacteria help ease stomachs
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2010 3:15 PM CST
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(Newser) – Probiotics seem to shorten the duration of diarrhea, a new analysis suggests. Researchers looked at the results of 65 studies involving probiotics—bacteria often used as a supplement in yogurt or other products—and found that they shortened the duration of diarrhea by an average of 25 hours. Patients on probiotics were also less likely to suffer from diarrhea for more than three days, reports the Wall Street Journal.

 

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