Probiotic combination reduces mortality in preterm infants

Combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium were superior to single- and other multiple-strain probiotics and helped reduced all-cause mortality in preterm, low-birthweight infants, according to a meta-analysis published in Gastroenterology.Behnam Sadeghirad, PhD, PharmD, MPH, of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and colleagues sought to identify which strains probiotics were the most beneficial.“A 2014 Cochrane review concluded that probiotics prevent severe [necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)] and all-causeRead More

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