Daily probiotic yogurt drinks help fight infections

Research suggests a probiotic drink a day can protect children’s health

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A daily dose of a probiotic yogurt drink can help protect children against infections, a new study by Georgetown University has found.

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Over 600 children between three and six were given either a daily drink of a probiotic yogurt or a placebo. The study found that those who drank the probiotic were 20% less likely to suffer infections including ear and sinus problems.

The children who drank the yogurt also had reduced rates of other common infections, including flu and diarrhoea.

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Although funded by probiotic yogurt makers Actimal on their own product, researchers believe other probiotic drinks may have similar benefits to children’s health.

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