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Yogurt Probiotic Could Be Effective In Treating Childhood Constipation

February 23, 2011: 11:09 AM EST
A yogurt probiotic that improves bowel movement frequency and consistency in adults has now been found to work equally well in children ages three to 16 years who experience functional constipation, a “common and frustrating problem in childhood.” Researchers tested a supplemental powder containing the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve in 20 children over four weeks, finding that abdominal pain episodes decreased significantly with no side effects, bowel movement frequency increased, and stool consistency increased. The researchers concluded that “adding probiotics to the standard treatment of functional constipation in otherwise healthy children is promising.”
M.M. Tabbers, et al., "Is Bifidobacterium breve effective in the treatment of childhood constipation? Results from a pilot study", Nutrition Journal, February 23, 2011, © Tabbers et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
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