Probiotics May Prevent and Shorten Duration of Cold Virus
Posted Oct 19 2010 8:46am
A study “ Probiotic Effects on Cold and Influenza-like Symptom Incidence and Duration in Children ” published in the Journal of Pediatrics found that probiotics reduce symptoms and duration of colds and flu. The study involved 326 children ages 3-5 treated with either a placebo, a single or a combination of probiotics twice daily for 6 months. The probiotics used were Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM, or L acidophilus NCFM in combination with Bifidobacteriumanimalis subsp lactis. Results indicated that the probiotics reduced the duration and incidence of fever, coughing, runny nose. The study concluded:
“Daily dietary probiotic supplementation for 6 months was a safe effective way to reduce fever, rhinorrhea, and cough incidence and duration and antibiotic prescription incidence, as well as the number of missed school days attributable to illness, for children 3 to 5 years of age.”
Researchers have also shown in some studies that probiotics can benefit those who are already ill with various conditions, and the bacteria are thought to boost the immune system’s response to invaders. In fact, one study carried out in Italy found that regular long-term intake of certain probiotics reduced the likelihood of respiratory infection during the cold season.
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[International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Therapy and Toxicology, July, 2005] [Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Sept. 2008] [Pediatrics, Aug, 2009]