GPs asked to consider probiotics in kids with abdominal pain

Probiotics get the thumbs-up from Cochrane in update of earlier review

Doctors could consider including probiotics as part of a management strategy for recurrent abdominal pain in children, with a Cochrane review showing the treatment improved pain. 

Three months after taking probiotics, most commonly Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, children were significantly more likely to have improvements in pain than those taking a placebo, with an odds ratio of 1.63.