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Question: Does probiotic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 (EcN) stops acute diarrhoea in infants and toddlers?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Answer: EcN was found to be safe and well-tolerated, and it showed a significant superiority compared to the placebo in the treatment of acute diarrhoea in infants and toddlers. In most cases, acute diarrhoea will become self-limiting during the first few days after onset. For young children, however, health risks may develop when the disease […]

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Question: Does milk product containing probiotics and prebiotics effective on reducing the incidence of diarrhoea in children attending daycare centres?

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Answer: Yes. A milk containing probiotics and prebiotics reduced the number of days children attending child care who had four or more stools by 20%. The authors evaluated the efficacy of a milk product containing probiotics and prebiotics (CUPDAY Milk) on the incidence of diarrhoea in children attending daycare centres. The study was undertaken in […]

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