Beneficial effects of probiotics on human health have been increasingly reported. It has been reported that these probiotics can play an important role in immunological, digestive, respiratory and alleviating infectious disease in children. The most highlighted beneficial effect of probiotics has been on acute diarrhea caused by rotavirus in children. Other potential uses of probiotics that have been found on invitro and animal studies but need more placebo controlled trials in humans to support these effects are:
These all are potential benefits of probiotics demonstrated in either in vitro studies, animal studies or limited human studies and more controlled trials would be needed to determine efficacy of probiotics in these conditions excluding sexually transmitted diseases.
Last Updated : 1st June 2009
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