Probiotic reduces risk of infections for preschoolers

March 21, 2014 7:15 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A trial in Mexico suggests probiotics may help protect kids from the mild, but seemingly constant, illnesses they pick up in daycare.

Preschoolers given a daily probiotic for three months had markedly fewer respiratory infections and bouts of diarrhea compared to classmates taking a placebo, according to the trial results published in Pediatrics.

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