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Isolauri, T. Arvola. Probiotics in the management of atopic eczema. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2008. Volume 30 Issue 11, 1605-1610.

Childrens' Health
Saavedra JM, Bauman NA, Oung I, Perman JA, Yolken RH. Feeding of Bifidobacterium bifidum and Streptococcus thermophilus to infants in hospital for prevention of diarrhea and shedding of rotavirus. 1994. The Lancet, 344: 1046-1049.

Lin JS, Chiu YH, Lin NT, Chu CH, Huang KC, Liao KW, Peng KC. Different effects of probiotic species/strains on infections in preschool children: A double-blind, randomized, controlled study. Department of Pediatrics, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan. Vaccine. 2009;27(7): 1073-9

Gastrointestinal Health and Diarrhea

Black FT, Einarsson, K, Lidbeck A, Orrhage K, Nord CE. Effect of lactic acid producing bacteria on the human intestinal microflora during ampicillin treatment. 1991. Scand. J. Infect. Dis., 23: 247-254.

Wildt S, Munck LK, Vinter-Jensen L, Hansen BF, Nordgaard-Lassen I, Christensen S, Avnstroem S, Rasmussen SN, Rumessen J. Probiotic treatment of collagenous colitis: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with L. acidophilus and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. Lactis. 2006. Inflamm Bowel Dis 12 (5): 395-401.

Immunity/General Health
Ellegaard, J., Peterslund, N.A., Black, F.T. Infection prophlaxis in neutropenic patients by oral administration of Lactobacilli. Presented at The Seventh International Symposium on Infections in the Immunocompromised host, June 21-24, 1992, Boulder, CO.

Gluck U and Glebbers JO. Ingested probiotics reduce nasal colonization with pathogenic bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and beta-hemolytic streptococci). Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Feb;77(2):517-20.

Oral Health

Twetman, Svante 1; Stecksen-Blicks, Christina 2. Probiotics and oral health effects in children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, January 2008. 18(1):3-10.

Caglar E, Sandalli N, Twetman S, Kavaloglu S, Ergeneli S, Selvi S. Effect of yogurt with Bifidobacterium DN-173 010 on salivary mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in young adults. Acta Odontol Scand. 2005 Nov;63(6):317-20.

Women's Health
Gregor Reid, PhD MBA, BSc (Hons), Jeremy Burton, PhD, and Estelle Devillard, PhD. The Rationale for Probiotics in Female Urogenital Healthcare. MedGenMed. 2004; 6(1): 49.

Gregor Reid, PhD MBA. Probiotics for Urogenital Health. Nutrition in Clinical Care. Volume 5 Issue 1, Pages 3-8. 2008.

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