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Probiotics reduce infections for patients in intensive care, study finds

 Probiotics reduce infections for patients in intensive care, study finds

From the Science Daily article of Thu Dec 1, 2011

Traumatic brain injury is associated with a profound suppression of the patient’s ability to fight infection. At the same time the patient also often suffers hyper-inflammation, due to the brain releasing glucocorticoids. New research shows that including probiotics with nutrients, supplied via the patient’s feeding tube, increased interferon levels, reduced the number of infections, and even reduced the amount of time patients spent in intensive care.

December 2, 2011 - Posted by | Consumer Health, Nutrition | , ,

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