Probiotics used in trials should be independently checked microbiologicallyBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7203.189a (Published 17 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:189
- J M T Hamilton-Miller, Professor of medical microbiology (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Royal Free and University College Medical School, London NW3 2PF
EDITOR—MacFarlane and Cummings report on the use of probiotics and prebiotics.1 Strategies to modulate the flora in a beneficial way may help to decrease the use of antibiotics,2 which has obvious important advantages. It is essential that properly conducted clinical trials are carried out, but …
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