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Lactobaccillus GG Cuts Eczema Risk

KEY POINT

Administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lactobacillus GG) to pregnant women and their babies reduced the frequency of atopic eczema in high-risk infants. This therapy may align the mother’s and child’s microflora, providing a natural source of immunomodulators and probiotics for atopic disease prevention.

SOURCES

Kalliomaki M et al. Probiotics in primary prevention of atopic disease: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2001;357:1076–9.

Murch SH. Toll of allergy reduced by probiotics [editorial]. Lancet. 2001;357:1057–9.

Kramer MS et al. Promotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT). JAMA. 2001;285:413–20.