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U.K. study: Some probiotic products fail efficacy tests

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Sep 17, 2014

Only 1 in 8 probiotic products passed all three tests that University College London researchers used to measure whether the good bacteria they contain benefit the digestive system. Half of the products failed all tests, and some were found to have less than 75% of the live bacteria claimed on the package. Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The (09/12)


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Colonoscopy's strengths highlighted in response to op-ed on CT colonography

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Experts vary in their support for gluten-free diet

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Brown rice is a gluten-free option that adds whole grains to diet

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Don't let IBS ruin your day: Take control of your symptoms

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Study links small weight gain with higher blood pressure

Digestive Health SmartBrief | Sep 17, 2014

Patients ask Congress to remove colonoscopy cost barriers, fund prevention

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Transitioning to adulthood with Crohn's

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