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Probiotics to combat C.difficile infection

A study published in the medical journal BMJ, has indicated that giving hospital patients (50 years +) a probiotic drink containing specific strains of bacteria, could help tackle the problem of Clostrdium difficile infections.  The drink, containing Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, reduced the incidence of diarrhoea by keeping levels of  beneficial bacteria in the gut high , providing a natural defence against opportunistic infections.

This research gives huge support to the role that gut bacteria ( microflora) have in maintaining good health.

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Reference:

Use of probiotic Lactobacillus preparation to prevent diarrhoea associated with antiobiotics: randomised double blind placebo controlled trial

Hickson et al, 2007  BMJ 335 p80-83 

 

Posted: August 2007 

 

 
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