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Probiotic Aids Heart Along with Digestion

Posted April 30, 2012

A probiotic juice that contains Institut Rosell’s proprietary Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (Lp299v) probiotic strain reduced myocardial infarct size in rats in a new study led by Dr. John Baker from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (FASEB J. 2012 Jan 12). GoodBelly, a line of dairy-free probiotic juice drinks that contains Lp299v, decreased circulating leptin levels, reduced myocardial infarcts size and improved mechanical function, which are all necessary for proper heart health.

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Evidence based guidelines for use of probiotics in preterm neonates

Posted April 30, 2012

Current evidence indicates that probiotic supplementation significantly reduces all cause mortality and definite necrotising enterocolitis without significant adverse effects in preterm neonates. As the debate regarding the pros and cons of routine probiotic supplementation continues, many units are satisfied with the current evidence, and wish to use probiotics routinely. Considering the lack of details in many practical aspects of probiotic supplementation, clinician friendly guidelines are urgently needed for optimal use of probiotics in preterm neonates.

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Probiotics help offset some of the negative effects of antibiotics

Posted April 30, 2012

The American College of Gastroenterology recently held their 76th Annual meeting in Washington D.C. At this meeting, two different studies were presented that looked at the effectiveness of probiotic use in the treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, which is a complication of long-term antibiotic use.

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Probiotic Supplementation May Reduce Myocardial Infarction Size

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving rats with antibiotic-induced intestinal dysbiosis, treatment with the antibiotic (vancomycin) was found to reduce circulating leptin levels by 38%, resulting in smaller myocardial infarcts (27% reduction) and improved recovery of post-ischemic mechanical function (35%), as compared with controls.

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Probiotics: Top 10 Things You Never Knew

Posted April 30, 2012

With 70-percent of your body’s natural defenses found in the gut, theres understandably much talk today about the benefits of probiotics. Theres also much hype. Its important to understand the role that helpful probiotics play as part of a holistic health regimen. To further this understanding, below are some noteworthy facts about probiotics.

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Protecting Intestine From Radiation Injury With Probiotic

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that taking a probiotic before radiation therapy can protect the intestine from damage – at least in mice. The new study suggests that taking a probiotic also may help cancer patients avoid intestinal injury, a common problem in those receiving radiation therapy for abdominal cancers. The research is published online in the journal Gut.

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In food form, some probiotics have a better chance to promote health

Posted April 30, 2012

Functional foods containing bacteria with beneficial health effects, or probiotics, have long been consumed in Northern Europe and are becoming increasingly popular elsewhere. To be of benefit, however, the bacteria have to survive in the very hostile environment of the digestive tract.

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Probiotic Bacteria May Lessen Anxiety And Depression

Posted April 30, 2012

Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat anxiety and depression-related disorders according to research published in the prestigious international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

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Probiotics For Gut Health: VSL#3 Has Designations For Specific GI Issues

Posted April 30, 2012

As clinical studies continue to validate the use of probiotics to help promote general gastrointestinal health, a growing U.S. market1 for probiotics indicates that the U.S. healthcare community and consumers alike are recognizing the value of these beneficial microorganisms.

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Stop Suffering from Poor Digestion!

Posted April 30, 2012

Its no fun having to contend with a recalcitrant digestive system. Having to worry throughout your day abount your bowels erratic habits can really screw up your schedule. And did you know that taking a proton pump inhibitor such as Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium for a few weeks can cause rebound heartburn serious enough to get you permanently hooked on these stomach-acid suppressing drugs? Just what drugs companies should love.

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