Evidence report on safety of probiotics published
Research Activities, July 2011, No. 371
AHRQ has released a new evidence report, Safety of Probiotics Used To Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease, to catalog what is known about the safety of interventions containing organisms from six different genera used as probiotic agents (Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Bacillus), alone or in combination, used to reduce the risk of, prevent, or treat disease. The report, prepared by AHRQ's RAND-Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center, was jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements, the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and the Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
You can access the report at Safety of Probiotics Used to Reduce Risk and Prevent or Treat Disease . A print copy is available by sending an e-mail to AHRQpubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.