A recent study has found that probiotic supplements or products can help children in recovering from eczema. For the study, probiotic developed from dairy cultures by Fonterra Nutrition was the subject of examination.
In previous researches have shown that Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 is helpful in reducing the symptoms of eczema in the infants. The findings of the recent study have been published in the international journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy.
The recent study has shown that the probiotic can help in reducing the symptoms of eczema till children reach the age of four years. Eczema is a health condition that affects one in five children in the New Zealand.
However, there are countries where the disease has affected 20% of the total infants. Dr. James Dekker from Fonterra Nutrition said, "The long-term benefits shown by Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 are extremely encouraging and are particularly relevant in New Zealand which has one of the highest incidence rates of eczema in the world".
Further researches over Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 will be conducted to gauge whether or not the substance is good for the health of children.
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