The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken the unusual step of issuing an alert about dietary supplements. It warns that those that are “probiotic” are a risk to people with weak immune systems.
Antibiotics kill pathogenic bacteria. However, they can also kill beneficial bacteria and upset the human body, especially in the gut. Scientists have developed a way to help protect ‘good’ bacteria from antibiotics.
Probiotics are effective in helping with cirrhosis of the liver, according to a new study. This involves the ingestion of "good" bacteria in order to combat an over-growth of potentially harmful bacteria.
Dr. Oz, the U.S. TV doctor whose following keeps growing ever larger, said on his Dec. 11 show that there's a great weight loss tool that came along in 2013. Ingesting probiotics, he said, is effective in weight loss and the supplement is easy to find.
Probiotics can help prevent upper respiratory infections (URTIs), which include the common cold, and improve the response to flu vaccines, according to new clinical trials. Probiotics are micro-organisms that can exert beneficial effects on our health.
A nationwide study of the effect of probiotics in people with a severe acute infection of the pancreas in The Netherlands, has shown that people who receive the treatment have a higher chance of dying than people who don't receive the treatment.