Probiotics in the Management of Functional Bowel Disorders. Promise Fulfilled? Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colonic Diseases, Functional
  • Metagenome
  • Probiotics

abstract

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC) are common problems worldwide and are associated with significant impact on activities of daily living and quality of life. Recent interest, in IBS in particular, has focused on the potential roles of the microbiota and its interaction with the host's immune system. Recently, high-quality clinical trials have been performed on prebiotics and probiotics in IBS or CC. Although strategies that seek to modify the microbiota, such as the use of probiotics, offer much promise in IBS and CC, more high-quality trials and, studies of longer duration are required.

publication date

  • December 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gtc.2012.08.005

PubMed ID

  • 23101688

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 805

end page

  • 19

volume

  • 41

number

  • 4