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Probiotics = Less Colds And Less Antibiotic Use

Probiotics modestly help stave off colds and the need for antibiotics to treat them, according to a Cochrane review.  The points to take away from the study are:

"Taking prophylactic doses of healthy bacteria in yogurt and supplements was associated with 12% fewer acute upper respiratory tract infections."


"Antibiotic use to treat these infections was also lower compared with individuals not taking probiotics..."

Good bacteria...yum, yum, yum.