Probiotics: sorting the evidence from the myths

Mimi Pham, Daniel A Lemberg and Andrew S Day
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01971.x
Published online: 4 August 2008

In reply: The comments by Chatterjee and Fraser regarding the danger of administering probiotics to patients with acute severe illnesses are important additions to the debate on the risks and benefits of probiotic administration. We also thank Senanayake for his interesting comments on the possible role of probiotics in weight gain.

  • Mimi Pham1,2
  • Daniel A Lemberg1,2
  • Andrew S Day1,2

  • 1 Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.



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