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Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?

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Dr. Randy Baker
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In brief: Conflicting research

Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis.
See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:.

In brief: Conflicting research

Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis.
See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:.
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
More info on the study that showed harm: http://www.nutraingredients.com/Industry/Probiotics-friend-or-foe One of the studies showing benefits: http://www.bastyrcenter.org/content/view/880/ An animal study showing benefits: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111116192955.htm While there is reason for caution in severe acute pancreatitis, the balance of evidence is that they would be helpful in your current situation.
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