Evidence is lacking on nondrug treatments for childhood constipation

09/27/2011 | HealthDay News

An analysis of studies on the use of nondrug treatments for childhood constipation showed a dearth of clinical evidence for probiotics, prebiotics, fluid supplements and behavioral therapy. Writing in Pediatrics, researchers did cite some studies showing the effectiveness of fiber supplements over placebo in easing abdominal pain and improving stool frequency and consistency.

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