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Probiotics: current trends in the treatment of diarrhoea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20519758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In recent years, research into and public interest in probiotics and probiotic foods have risen. Lactobacilli and bifidobacterium are the most commonly used probiotics while yoghurt and kefir are popular foods containing probiotics. Probiotics have been used to manage diarrhoea. Many things cause diarrhoea, including bacterial, viral and protozoal infections, radiation and antibiotic therapy. Different studies have found that probiotics may also enhance the immune response, reduce serum cholesterol, prevent colonic cancer, prevent dental caries, prevent ulcers due to Helicobacter pylori, maintain urogenital health, and ameliorate hepatic encephalopathy. Further studies are required to establish their role in these conditions.
Sujatha S Narayan; Sharmila Jalgaonkar; S Shahani; Vijaya N Kulkarni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-03     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
K J Somaiya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai, India.
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MeSH Terms
Bifidobacterium / immunology
Cultured Milk Products
Diarrhea / etiology,  therapy*
Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology
Helicobacter Infections / microbiology,  therapy
Helicobacter pylori
Lactobacillus / immunology
Probiotics / pharmacology*

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