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Probiotics May Prevent Colds in Children

Posted on Aug 23, 2009 in Health & Wellness

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Could bacteria present naturally in the body and sometimes added to food or dietary supplements keep colds at bay? In a study done in China, small children who drank a mixture of such bacteria – known as probiotics – in milk twice a day during the winter and spring had fewer colds, needed fewer antibiotics, and missed fewer days of school than other children who drank plain milk instead. Researchers have 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...

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