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Ask Dr. Sandy: Should I Take Probiotics?

By Sandra Fryhofer, MDPosted August 28, 2013 5:49pm (EDT)
Ask Dr. Sandy: Should I Take Probiotics?

We usually think of bacteria as being bad. The truth is, many bacteria are good, but antibiotics kill them all, which can lead to overgrowth of genuinely bad bacteria.

A new study finds taking probiotics – which are extra doses of good bacteria -- can help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

Probiotics also have other uses. Watch Gut Reaction to learn about them:

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