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Popular colic folk remedies put to the test

March 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Experts put popular folk remedies for colic to the test.

Researchers analyzed results from 15 studies on alternative remedies and found no evidence that they work.

The remedies they looked at included fennel extract, sugar drops and massages. None of the remedies showed significant side effects.

Some remedies like fennel extract showed promise, but experts say more research is needed to provide conclusive evidence.

Colic affects about 20 percent of babies in the U.S.