Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduces postpartum depression

A probiotic taken by women during the second and third trimesters and, if breastfeeding, during the first 6 months after childbirth was found to reduce depression and anxiety scores during the postpartum period (Slykerman et al. 2017). The strain of … Continue reading

Probiotics to Prevent C. difficile Infections: Time for Clinical Recommendations?

Nicole Shen of New York-Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center and co-authors conducted an updated systematic review and meta-analysis on evidence for the efficacy of probiotics to prevent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). They conducted this review for the stated … Continue reading

Probiotic Guidelines, Then and Now

Earlier this month, the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) announced the publication of probiotic guidelines. This is not the first effort to develop probiotic guidelines. Those were developed in May of 2002, by a panel … Continue reading