Navigation Links
Yoghurt To Treat Bowel Infections

A humble tub of yoghurt could contain the cure for certain types of antibiotic-resistant bowel bacteria, according to recent research .

Overuse of antibiotics has led to colonisation of the bowel with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), which are responsible for persistent and transmissible infections.

Probiotics, found in some commercial yoghurts, may have a beneficial effect on human gut health by helping to restore the normal gut organisms.

Ms Karen Manley, Renal Dietitian at Austin Health, Melbourne, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether eating yoghurt could help clear VRE from the bowel.

The results of their study are published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.

They found that 11 patients who regularly ate yoghurt containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) bacteria were all free of VRE within 4 weeks.

Of the 12 control patients who ate standard yoghurt without LGG, 10 remained VRE-positive after 4 weeks.

The authors explain that yoghurt containing LGG works because LGG can survive stomach and bile acids to remain in sufficient numbers to reach the bowel.

The study also revealed that LGG bacteria are both resistant and susceptible to a range of antibiotics.

The authors point out that, although there were no adverse effects of LGG detected in their study, safety of the probiotic in patients who are extremely unwell or immunocompromised is uncertain.

They conclude that larger trials and further research are required to investigate the effectiveness of LGG in preventing primary infection.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. A Protein In Yoghurt Has The Potential To Fight E. coli
2. Advances in Treatment of Cataracts
3. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
4. New FDA Approved Drug To Treat Migraine
5. Treatment for Menieres disease
6. Treatment for pre-menstrual syndrome is ineffective
7. Angiotensin-II-receptor blockers - Treat kidney failure
8. Cipro Has Cheaper Cousins to Treat Anthrax
9. Better Treatment for obesity
10. Gene Treatment for Heart Disease
11. Cyclosporin A Treats Leukemia Complications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... are fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO ... another unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded ... Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear ... a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The ... centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... from UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School ... San Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 , , ... July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & ... Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: