Probiotics may relieve IBS symptoms

Systematic reviews demonstrate the potential role of probiotics for the treatment and prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) 1, 2 and for the treatment of functional disorders of the gut such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 3/

A more recent (2013) systematic review and evidence-based international guide prepared by the school of medicine at Durham University, UK, included 37 studies and found evidence for specific probiotics in reducing overall IBS symptoms with favourable safety profile.

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