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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2006 Jun;45(5):405-10.

Probiotics in primary care pediatrics.

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Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Abstract

Probiotics are live microorganisms that help stabilize and balance intestinal microflora. Although these organisms are ubiquitous and have been used in the production of foods, probiotics have been used more frequently for therapeutic purposes, including the treatment and prevention of pediatric diseases. This article reviews the proposed mechanisms of the beneficial effects of probiotics, potential uses of these organisms in pediatric care, and promising future directions for their application.

PMID:
16891272
DOI:
10.1177/0009922806289614
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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