publication . Article . 2011

Effect of a probiotic milk product on gastrointestinal and respiratory infections in children attending day-care

Hilde Kloster Smerud; Charlotte Ramstad Kleiveland; Anette Roll Mosland; Gisle Grave; Stein-Erik Birkeland;
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  • Published: 21 Jul 2011 Journal: Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease, volume 20, pages 80-85 (eissn: 1651-2235, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Gastrointestinal and respiratory infections are common among children attending day-care, particularly among younger children. The aim of the present randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled study was to investigate whether Biola, a commercial milk product with a combination of three different probiotic strains ( Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), L. acidophilus LA-5, and Bifidobacterium Bb-12) given daily to 240 children younger than 3 years, during 7 winter months of their first year in a day-care centre, could prevent such infections. Information about symptoms of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections was collected by use of a diary completed by t...
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free text keywords: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, biology.organism_classification, biology, Day care, Respiratory system, Placebo, Clinical trial, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Probiotic, law.invention, law, Bifidobacterium, Respiratory infection, business.industry, business
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