In a newly published systematic review the proof of effect on infant colic was
further strengthened for L. reuteri Protectis. The review evaluated 17 studies
of different treatments of infant colic, whereof L. reuteri Protectis was the
only probiotic. Only one other product was deemed effective. Simethicone, a drug
often prescribed for colic, was shown to have no effect.
Prior to the new review four meta-analyses, evaluating different probiotics as
well as non-probiotic treatments, have come to the same conclusion; that L.
reuteri Protectis is effective in colic, especially in breastfed and mixed fed
infants. In the new, fifth review, with 6 studies on L. reuteri Protectis
included, the proof was further strengthened.
”The new meta-analysis once again confirms our position as the number one
treatment for infants with colic. Today health care professionals around the
world can be totally reassured that they are suggesting an effective treatment
when recommending BioGaia ProTectis drops to their patients”, says Peter
Rothschild, President, BioGaia.
The systematic review and meta-analysis was published online by researchers
Tracey Harb and colleagues at University of Queensland, Australia, in Journal of
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 14 December 2015.
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