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By M. Michael Wolfe, Gary L., M.D. Davis, Francis A., M.D. Farraye, Ralph, M.D. Giannella

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Bacteria known to provide specific health benefits in the host can be used for consumption as a food component or in the form of specific preparations of viable microorganisms. ’ The term was originally proposed in 1954 to designate ‘active substances that are essential for a healthy development of life,’ as opposed to the antibiotics. In a paper published in Science, Lilly and Stillwell8 described probiotics as substances secreted by one microorganism that stimulate the growth of another. The term was mainly applied to animal feed supplements specifically designed to improve health.

This definition stressed the importance of viable microbial cells as an essential requirement, and the improvement of the intestinal microbial balance as the mechanism of action. 1 Probiotics and prebiotics improve the symbiotic functions of the gut flora Metabolic effects Lactose digestion Calcium absorption Bowel transit: treatment of constipation Hepatic encephalopathy Production of intestinal gas: irritable bowel syndrome Protective effects Prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal infections Prevention of systemic infections due to bacterial translocation Trophic effects Treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases Prevention and treatment of atopic diseases Prevention of colorectal cancer ficial effect on health or well-being of the host.

Effect of octreotide and erythromycin on idiopathic and scleroderma-associated intestinal pseudo-obstruction. Dig Dis Sci 1995; 40:1892–1901. 7. Lembo T, Camilleri M. Chronic constipation. N Engl J Med 2003; 349:1360–1368. 27. Camilleri M. Review article: tegaserod. Aliment Pharm Ther 2001; 15:277–289. 8. Kimberg DV, Field M, Johnson J, et al. Stimulation of intestinal mucosal adenylcyclase by cholera enterotoxin and prostaglandins. J Clin Invest 1971; 50:1218–1230. 28. Nguyen A, Camilleri M, Kost LJ, et al.

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