Poo transplants better than antibiotics

It’s official. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for hard-to-treat diarrhoea works better than antibiotics.

And the frozen product is just as effective as the fresh.

But whether it should be administered through the nose or up the bum is yet to be determined, as is the best type of donor.

This is according to the first systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of FMT for treating Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD).

The Canadian researchers say they “can be reasonably confident that FMT is