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How can probiotics help my stomach?

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Millions of friendly bacteria live in your intestines, and they're important for your digestion. But diarrhea can throw the microbes in your gut off balance. Probiotics may help get things back on track.

You can find probiotics in certain foods, like yogurt. They also come in the form of supplements.

SOURCES:

Guandalini, S.  , 2011. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Guandalini, S.  , 2008. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Hickson, M.   2011. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology,

Floch, M.  , July 2008. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

McFarland, L.  , March 2007. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Williams, N.  , March 15, 2010. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy

Stefano Guandalini, professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology, University of Chicago.

Floch, M. and Walker, A.  , 2011 Update. Recommendations for Probiotic Use

Natural Therapeutics Comprehensive Database.

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Probiotics for the prevention of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: A systematic review and meta-analysis."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Guandalini, S.  , 2011. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Guandalini, S.  , 2008. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

Hickson, M.   2011. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology,

Floch, M.  , July 2008. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

McFarland, L.  , March 2007. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Williams, N.  , March 15, 2010. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy

Stefano Guandalini, professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology, University of Chicago.

Floch, M. and Walker, A.  , 2011 Update. Recommendations for Probiotic Use

Natural Therapeutics Comprehensive Database.

Annals of Internal Medicine : "Probiotics for the prevention of clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: A systematic review and meta-analysis."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on June 25, 2018

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