gastroenterology
IBS

Inactivated probiotic shows benefit in IBS symptoms

An oral preparation containing heat-inactivated Bifidobacterium bifidum provides a modest improvement in symptoms for adults with IBS, according to a RCT. And such a preparation might offer advantages over living probiotics such as better standardisation, greater stability and improved safety, the researchers said. The German study randomised 443 patients from 20 sites to either the ...

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