TITLE

Probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics: ecological treatment for inflammatory bowel disease?

AUTHOR(S)
Marteau, P.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Gut;Dec2006, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p1692
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the ecological treatment for inflammatory bowel disease of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics. An overview of the several studies conducted on probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics are offered. He views that these researches will offer a large field of potential applications for clinical and preclinical research, and will also lead to new treatments. He mentions that in patient with ulcerative colitis the ecological treatment may be beneficial.
ACCESSION #
23512258

 

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