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Probiotic drinks tame IBS

29th November 2011

Researchers at King's College London found that patients with IBS showed a positive improvement in their symptoms when they were given a probiotic drink.

Two thirds of the participants were given a probiotic drink each morning, while the rest were given a placebo. Patients taking the drink who normally had IBS symptoms of an average of 300 (out of a possible score of 500) dropped to 220 after three months. The head of the study, Professor Ingvar Bjarnason said: "It did not work for everyone, but around 60 per cent of those on the active product showed an improvement."

 

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