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Probiotics Prevent Colds in Children?

“When given preventively over the winter months, probiotics reduce fever, cough, and runny noses in children, researchers said.” This is very exciting news for parents across the country. Many parents deal with the frustration of sick children during the winter months and the many associated problems including missed school, missed work and restless nights. A

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Are Probiotics Helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Studies of how and which types of probiotics improve IBS symptoms have yielded contradictory results. Some studies have shown that probiotics improve IBS, while others have resulted in less promising findings. This variance reflects, in part, differences in the studies, such as trial design, the limited number of participants, and the type, dose and formulation

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Probiotics and Post-Gastric Bypass Surgery Weight Loss

The July issue of the Journal of Gastroenterology discusses the recent findings of a post-gastric bypass surgery weightloss study. The physicians and researchers administering the study were interested in whether gastrointestinal bacteria and gut health plays an impact in the weight loss of individuals. Both a control and a probiotic group were on the same counseling and

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Pediatric Studies and IBS Research

Interest in probiotics and their healthful links to gastrointestinal ailments has spurred the recent launch of the National Institute of Health’s Human Microbe Project. Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas, Texas is heavily involved in many of these studies; they received $3.7 million to map human bacteria genome. Most recently, Dr. James Versalovic, a genetecist

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DNA Testing Provides Whole-Body Approach to Cancer Screening

The 2009 Digestive Disease Week in Chicago presented numerous findings with regard to the GI tract and associated diseases. Among those findings is the usefulness of DNA testing of stool samples for the presence of cancer. Previously, stool DNA testing was used for the early detection of colorectal cancer; recently scientists and physicians have discovered

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Probiotics Shed Light on Obesity and Diabetes

Keeping up with the latest scientific developments on probiotics and human health is becoming very challenging because every month there are new and very exciting findings. Recently, there have been several reports on how intestinal bacteria play a role in nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Here are a few of the results of those studies: Patients

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