Effects of probiotic yoghurt on symptoms and intestinal microbiota in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Jin Lee, Sungsue Rheem, Bohyun Yun, Youngjun Ahn, Jaeyeon Joung, Suk Jun Lee, Sejong Oh, Taehoon Chun, Insoo Rheem, Hyun Soo Yea, Kwang Sei Lim, Jae Myung Cha, Saehun Kim

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy of probiotic yoghurt Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) in the treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Eighty-three IBS patients yielded data to be analysed from this 9-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind and randomized trial. The patients consumed either a LGG-containing probiotic yoghurt (treatment group; n = 44) or a placebo (n = 39) twice daily for 6 weeks. The results indicate that this probiotic yoghurt was effective in alleviating some IBS symptoms and resulted in slight changes in certain gut microbiota. Probiotic yoghurt may represent a treatment for some gastrointestinal disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Dairy Technology
Volume66
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May

Keywords

  • DGGE
  • Faecal microbiota
  • IBS symptom
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Probiotic yoghurt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Bioengineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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