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Prevention or improvement of atopic dermatitis in young children

Prevention or improvement of atopic dermatitis in young children<p>Research shows probiotics may be beneficial in helping cure this type of eczema …

Michigan State University

The Truth About Probiotics

With 70-percent of your body's natural defenses found in the gut, there’s understandably much talk today about the benefits of probiotics. There’s …

University of Maryland

How Probiotics Can Help You Be a Better Runner

Boost the "good" bacteria in your digestive system for a host of health benefits.<p>By now you've heard of probiotics. But what exactly are they, and why are they good for runners? The bacteria found in some foods—the live cultures in yogurt, for example—are probiotics, which help balance the microbes …

Balancing Act: A Cyclist's Guide to Probiotics

When a battle in your belly threatens to disrupt your ride, probiotics are key to calling a truce<p>What’s going on in your gut can mean the difference between a good day on the bike and a bad one. After all, your stomach is where you process all those nutrients that fuel your ride. When it’s out of …

Probiotics may help parents trying to prevent colic

A study suggests probiotics may lower the risk of colic in infants though doctors say parents should consult their pediatrician before using them.<p>Infants given a probiotic during the first three months of life appear to suffer from colic less often, according to a new study.<p>The long nights, …

Popular probiotics have few cons, experts say

Consumers shying away from some supplements, but show growing interest in use of probiotics.<p>Every year, half of all Americans take some kind of pill as insurance against their diets.<p>But recently, researchers have noticed a surprising trend: Use of some of the most popular supplements is waning, …

Personalizing Probiotics

By now, it's common knowledge that probiotics are good for your health (and, yes, maybe even your sex drive). The entire state of New York even adopted everyone's favorite probiotic-rich food, yogurt, as the state snack last week, though not without some hand-wringing. But probiotics are not …