Probiotics with magnesium oxide effective in managing constipation in children – BioGaia study
A double-blind, randomised clinical trial revealed that the supplementation of probiotics with the laxative magnesium oxide was effective in managing constipation in young children.
Findings of the trial which was conducted in Japanese young children, were published in the scientific journal Nutrients.
The probiotic used for the trial is lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and was supplied by Swedish probiotic firm BioGaia.
The researchers recruited the subjects from five paediatric outpatient clinics.
Sixty patients between the age of six months old and six years old and diagnosed with functional constipation were randomised into three groups.
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