This month, instead of the regular Friday sharing by eczema friends around the world, I’d be sharing some of the newer research studies this year. #1 Many parents and friends have been busy and I’m still waiting for their sharing (contact me if you like to share!) and #2 There are many new research that have practical implications if proven. So, let’s get to them!
Today’s focus is on Probiotics. Probiotics have been covered before in this blog – studies showed probiotics has preventive effect on eczema and nutritionist Judy Converse shared about it here. I came across this study that showed probiotics have effects on non-gut inflammation, namely Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Psoriasis. Main points:
1. Probiotics, apart from maintaining gastrointestinal microbial balance, also affect the systemic immune response.
2. Study size: 22 patients with the gastrointestinal disorder ulcerative colitis (UC), 26 patients with psoriasis, and 48 patients with CFS.
3. All of the above are inflammatory diseases, and study indicated possible effect of probiotics on non-gut inflammatory conditions
Updating this post with a study on Singapore kids in November 2014 – conclusion was no impact for kids fed with supplementation with Probiotics in the 1st 6 Months of age did not protect against eczema and allergy.
My take – so far the studies on probiotics are fairly positive, my family is already taking it.
What about you? Write a comment to share!