Child Nutrition Fact #6

Probiotics May Reduce Cold and Flu Symptoms in Children

A recent study published in the journal  Pediatrics showed that a daily supplementation of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains may reduce the incidence of cold and flu-like symptoms in children by 50 percent (1).

Reference:

(1) Letr GJ, et al. Probiotic Effects on cold and Influenza-Like Symptoms Incidence and Duration in Children. Pediatrics. 2009 Aug; 124(2):e172-9. Epub 2009 Jul 27

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