Probiotics, as defined by the FAO and the WHO in a joint consensus document, are live microorganisms that confer a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts. Probiotics have been studied in the treatment and prevention of many gastrointestinal and nongastrointestinal diseases and their role in promoting health is now supported by many double-blind placebo-controlled human trials. Probiotics show convincing evidence in different fields as follows: Prevention of respiratory tract infections Prevention and therapy of allergy Treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal infections and antibiotic-associated diarrhea Treatment of Inflammatory bowel disease Prevention and treatment of Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs).
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|Titolo:||Probiotics in functional gastrointestinal disorders in children: Therapy and prevention|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)|