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Lactobacillus fermentum (PCC®) supplementation and gastrointestinal and respiratory-tract illness symptoms: a randomised control trial in athletes

West, Nicholas P; Pyne, David B; Cripps, Allan W; Hopkins, William G; Eskesen, Dorte C; Jairath, Ashok; Christophersen, Claus T; Conlon, Michael A; Fricker, Peter A


BACKGROUND Probiotics purportedly reduce symptoms of gastrointestinal and upper respiratory-tract illness by modulating commensal microflora. Preventing and reducing symptoms of respiratory and gastrointestinal illness are the primary reason that dietary supplementation with probiotics are becoming increasingly popular with healthy active individuals. There is a paucity of data regarding the effectiveness of probiotics in this cohort. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011-04-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Nutrition Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-10-30


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