Probiotic could help reduce acute infectious pediatric diarrhea

Lactobacillus reuteri, a “good” bacteria that lives in the gut and is recognized as a probiotic, helped to reduce acute infectious diarrhea in children, especially those with lower nutritional status, according to research published in the journal Pediatrics.

The 6-month, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in low-socioeconomic areas of Jakarta, Indonesia. The observational data were obtained through maternal reports and field worker surveillance, as well as stool and blood tests of 494 children aged 1 to 6 years.

The children who participated in the study were divided into 4 groups: 1) low-lactose milk with low calcium content (LC), 2) regular calcium content (RC), 3) regular calcium content with Lactobacillus casei (casei), and 4) regular calcium content with Lactobacillus reuteri (reuteri). The primary and secondary outcomes measured were...

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