Archive for October, 2014

The therapeutic efficacy of live probiotic strains may be limited

Kuitunen reported that probiotic supplementation of pregnant mothers and their offspring conferred protection from allergic disease only to cesarean-delivered children, suggesting that probiotic treatment may be beneficial only in subpopulations of patients (ie, those with abnormal or disrupted gut microbiota). It is also clear that the immunoregulatory actions of certain LAB can be inhibited in the presence of […]

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The prevalence of obesity is increasing dramatically throughout the Western world

These results have important implications for the clinical assessment of patients with combined obesity and airway obstruction. Abbreviations: AN OVA = analysis ofvariance; Dlco = diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide; ERV = expiratory reserve volume; FRC = functional residual capacity; GOLD = Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; IC = inspiratory capacity; […]

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