The role of probiotics and prebiotics in the prevention of infections in child day-care centres

Z. Weizman

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Abstract

Infants and children attending day-care centres demonstrate a notably higher risk of gastrointestinal as well as of respiratory tract infections. The present short review evaluates various well-controlled clinical trials analysing the effect of probiotics and prebiotics in the prevention of such infections. In most of the 12 studies identified, probiotic supplementation was found to be a safe and effective therapeutic tool in preventing gastrointestinal and respiratory infection in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalBeneficial microbes
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Day-care centres
  • Infection
  • Prebiotics
  • Probiotics

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