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

Are Health-Boosting Benefits Hiding in Some of Your Favorite Foods?

Love yogurt, kefir, cheese, wine, beer, kimchi, and pickles? A new peer-reviewed paper supported in part by the California Dairy Research Foundation, reveals evidence that fermented foods, developed thousands of years ago for their ability to avoid contamination, may increase … Continue reading