May 10, 2012

Probiotics May Prevent Diarrhea in Antibiotic-Takers, Study Suggests


It's no secret to people who take antibiotics that the drugs can wreak havoc on a person's stomach. A new study says taking probiotics, which can be found in supplements or in certain brands of yogurt, may provide an effective way to prevent diarrhea during an antibiotic regimen… According to the Mayo Clinic, probiotics have also been tied to treatment benefits for yeast infections, irritable bowel syndrome, eczema in children, and reduces the severity of colds and flu.


CBS News by Ryan Jaslow

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