Different effects of probiotic species/strains on infections in preschool children: A double-blind, randomized, controlled study

Jun Song Lin, Yi Han Chiu, Nien Tsung Lin, Chia Hsiang Chu, Kuo Chin Huang, Kuang-Wen Liao, Kou Cheng Peng*

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Abstract

Treatment and prevention of pediatric infectious diseases of three commercial probiotic products were evaluated by a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Test subjects under age 5, 1062 in total, were distributed randomly into four groups. This investigation showed that L. casei rhamnosus can control bacterial, viral and respiratory infections; a multi-species probiotic reduced gastrointestinal disease significantly. Long-term consumption of L. rhamnosus T cell-1 decreased the incidence of bacterial infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1073-1079
Number of pages7
JournalVaccine
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Feb 2009

Keywords

  • Infections
  • Preschooler
  • Probiotics

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