Prebiotics improve gut balance after antibiotics and in autism
Prebiotic benefits after antibiotics -
Earlier studies found the prebiotic inulin reduced fevers requiring medical attention in children, which doctors believe is linked to gut health. In this study, 258 healthy kids, ages three to six, took a placebo or 6 grams of inulin fiber per day. After 24 weeks including winter, those in the inulin group had significantly higher gut levels of the probiotic bifidobacterium compared to placebo. When kids required antibiotics, bifidobacterium levels declined in both groups, but the prebiotic group retained higher and more stable levels. Discussing the findings, doctors said young children are susceptible to...Continue
On the 1st Thursday of every month from
9:30 am - 11:00 am, Healthchek -- in partnership
with Southtown Health Foods -- brings affordable
wellness screenings and other low-cost medical
testing directly to you.