gastroenterology
Cancer

Probiotics of no benefit in cancer treatment-related diarrhoea

Prophylactic probiotics show no benefit in preventing or reducing diarrhoea secondary to chemotherapy or radiation therapy in cancer patients, a systematic review by Australian researchers has found. Despite hopes raised in pre-clinical studies, a review of evidence from seven clinical trials found that probiotic interventions  did not have any effect on the incidence or severity ...

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