2010 - Review: Probiotics improve symptoms in adults with the irritable bowel syndrome

van Zanten, Sander Veldhuyzen
September 2010
ACP Journal Club;9/21/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 3, p6
Academic Journal
The article presents a study tracing the effectiveness of probiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). According to meta-analysis by P. Moayyedi and colleagues use of probiotics including Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Streptococcus reduce symptoms of IBS in adults. A comparison chart depicting outcomes for probiotics and placebo in the treatment of IBS, is also presented.


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