Probiotics may help to prevent diarrhea in people who take antibiotics. Many beneficial bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing dangerous bacteria from growing. Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria as well as the bad, which can cause diarrhea. Probiotics are living bacteria that can restore the good bacteria when taken orally. A good example is yogurt that contains active cultures.
Source Citation (MLA 8 th Edition)
Barbut, Frederic, and Jean Luc Meynard. "Managing antibiotic associated diarrhoea: probiotics may help in prevention." British Medical Journal, 8 June 2002, p. 1345+. Academic OneFile, Accessed 19 Feb. 2018.
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