Probiotics do not treat diarrhea, study says

Probiotic supplements do not prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in elderly patients, according to a study published in The Lancet. Previous research has suggested that probiotic supplements may curb antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD), and many institutions prescribe these as part of normal practice. But researchers at the University of Swansea in the UK have conducted the largest study so far that reveals probiotics may not have any such effect on elderly patients experiencing AAD...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

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