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Probiotics may help kids w/certain illnesses

November 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A new report in the journal Pediatrics states that probiotics, known as "good" bacteria, may help children fighting some illnesses.Probiotics can be found in products like yogurt.

The report summarizes scientific studies on some of the active ingredients in the products.

Also, the study found while probiotics may have limited benefits to children, the science isn't yet strong enough to advocate putting probiotics in infant formula.

Researchers also said that probiotics should not be given to children with compromised immune systems or who use intravenous catheters.