Probiotics; why not? Too cheap, too easy?

A nice new commentary piece in the Canadian Paediatric Journal (currently behind a paywall, should be free access in 6 months, if you want a copy I am sure that a judicious request could obtain one) asks exactly that question. Richard Taylor from Victoria BC writes that maybe probiotics are not high-tech enough, not ‘sexy’ enough, not expensive enough to attract our attention. But makes the strong case that it is time that we did, time that we advocate for our babies and not wait for the sometimes turgid processes of committees and official approval before doing what we know is right.

His center has been using probiotics with excellent results, we all should be following that lead.

About Keith Barrington

I am a neonatologist and clinical researcher at Sainte Justine University Health Center in Montréal
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