what is ibs, cure, medication, ibs book, irritable bowel syndrome foodsibs pain, food-intolerance diets, irritated bowel syndromeirritable bowel syndrome medicine book, treat ibs drugsibs book, natural remedies for irritable bowel syndrome, ibs curesiritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrheatreat ibs irritable bowl syndrone constipation diarrheairratable bowel syndrome book, ibs info, help, treatment
About IBS ResourcesLatest Questions

Probiotics: Are all the pictures rosy?

According to Dutch researchers, there was a significant mortality (8%) in a group of participants who used probiotics in a study on the effects of probiotics on pancreatic inflammation between 2004 and 2007. Products containing probiotics, like the Dutch yogurt drink Yakult, will be scrutinized by the Dutch Patient and Consumer Federation. A spokesperson for the regulating body says that probiotic products may not be as harmless as advertisers would have us believe. Yakult states that its product is “not a medicine” and that it has been safely consumed for over 70 years. A spokesperson from the yogurt producer says that the bacteria were improperly administered directly into the intestine, which differs from consuming them orally. Britain’s Food Standard Agency would like more conclusive evidence before approving probiotics as safe for human consumption. Telegraph.co.uk, Jan. 28, 2008
2008-01-30 06:57:52


Go back to the list of News

website optimized for google