publication . Article . 2010

the use of probiotics to prevent diarrhea in young children attending child care centers a review

Colin Binns; Mi Kyung Lee;
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  • Published: 21 Oct 2010 Journal: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Medicine, volume 2, pages 269-273 (issn: 1878-3317, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The incidence of diarrheal disease in children has been reduced because of public health measures, improved hygiene, and a better understanding of nutrition. However, it remains a particular problem where young children come into close contact with other children, such as in child day care centers. Probiotics are defined as products that contain an adequate dose of live microbial agents that have been shown in target-host studies to confer a health benefit. They have been used for the treatment and prevention of many diseases, but particularly of gastrointestinal diseases. Prebiotics are inactive food components, commonly oligosaccharides or polysaccharides, tha...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Day care, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Relative risk, Pediatrics, Disease, business.industry, business, Prebiotic, medicine.medical_treatment, Probiotic, law.invention, law, Diarrhea, medicine.symptom, Hygiene, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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