A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 93 children diagnosed
with functional abdominal pain showed that L. reuteri Protectis reduced both
frequency and severity of pain compared to placebo.
“According to the results, physicians facing the common and challenging problem
of functional abdominal pain in children might suggest the use of L. reuteri
Protectis, as an accessible way to relieve pain intensity and reduce its
frequency“, says Professor Zvi Weizman from the Paediatric Gastroenterology and
Nutrition Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences,
Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
After four weeks of intervention the number of pain episodes were almost halved
among the children supplemented with one chewable tablet per day of L. reuteri
Protectis compared to the placebo group. The severity of pain was also
significantly reduced in the probiotic group compared to placebo and this effect
persisted during the follow-up period.
“Stomach pain is common among children and often affects the child’s daily life
through for example anxiety and school absenteeism. It is therefore very
gratifying that this study, which confirms earlier results with L. reuteri
Protectis, shows that BioGaia ProTectis could offer these children an effective,
safe and easy option”, says Axel Sjöblad, Managing Director, BioGaia.
The study was published online in the Journal of
Pediatrics (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27156182) 4 May 2016. Study
f) and an interview (http://www.biogaia.com/interview-professor-zvi
-weizman) with the principal investigator, Professor Zvi Weizman are found
through the attached links.
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products with documented health benefits. The products are primarily based on
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