A comparison between traditional yogurt and probiotic yogurt in non-inflammatory acute gastroenteritis.
Saudi Med J. 2010 Mar;31(3):280-3. PMID: 20231933
Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Ward, Ghaem Hospital, Ahmad Abad St., Mashhad, Iran. email@example.com
OBJECTIVE: To compare the traditional yogurt and probiotic yogurt in improving acute non-inflammatory gastroenteritis. METHODS: A double blinded case-control clinical trial, performed in 100 patients aged 6 months to 12 years of age from October 2008 to September 2009 in Ghaem and Dr. Sheikh Hospitals in Mashhad, Iran. The patients were assigned to the following groups: the case group received a probiotic yoghurt and the control group received the ordinary yogurt. RESULTS: There were statistically significant differences between the case and control groups in reducing frequency of diarrhea in the first (p=0.000), second (p=0.013), third (p=0.028), and fourth (p=0.022), therapy. Also, there was a significant difference (p=0.000) in discontinuation of diarrhea between the case and control groups. CONCLUSION: Acute non- inflammatory gastroenteritis improvement is accelerated by probiotic yogurt consumption.