Efficacy of prebiotics, probiotics, and synbiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and chronic idiopathic constipation: systematic review and meta-analysis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Constipation
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

abstract

  • Probiotics are effective treatments for IBS, although which individual species and strains are the most beneficial remains unclear. Further evidence is required before the role of prebiotics or synbiotics in IBS is known. The efficacy of all three therapies in CIC is also uncertain.

publication date

  • October 2014

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ajg.2014.202

PubMed ID

  • 25070051

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1547

end page

  • 61; quiz 1546, 1562

volume

  • 109

number

  • 10