Weeding out the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of probiotics for our patients
Dr. Hecht is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology and Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Loyola University Chicago. She is the former President of the American Gastroenterological Association. In a guest commentary in cooperation between the American Gastroenterological Association and Healio, Dr. Hecht offers advice on how health care professionals can best discuss probiotics with their patients.
2 thoughts on “Weeding out the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of probiotics for our patients”
So many variables how does one decide? The article seems to support that inconvenience.
It’s a quagmire. Sometimes there’s some trial and error, and the issue is further confused by the multiple indications, many manufacturers, proprietary blends, lack of consistent quality control, and lack of oversight by the FDA.