Lactobacillus GG and its potential role in tolerance development

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I had the opportunity to listen to a talk given recently by Jon Vanderhoof, a pediatrician from the University of Nebraska. He was talking about the wonders and peculiarities of Lactobacillus GG and its role in digestive health.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is a probiotic unlike any other because it has little “hairs”(pili) that helps it stick to the inner lining of the digestive system. It also acts as the good guy which promotes the proliferation ...

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Friendly Little Critters: Probiotics are all pro and no con

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good bacteriaProbiotics, as opposed to antibiotics, are a group of friendly bacteria which include Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidum bacterium. These bacteria help in fighting against evil yeast/candida overgrowth in our digestive tracts. Since they are human microflora, they are more compatible with our intestines than other nonhuman microflora (i.e. friendly bacteria found in yogurt).

Lactobacillus acidophilus breaks down sugar into lactic acid, and which kills yeast. Other ...

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