An analysis of 37 studies on probiotics and physician review of the results led to agreement that specific probiotics may help reduce some irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, even though most of the doctors said gas or diarrhea were not among them. The study from Durham University in England found there was moderate agreement probiotics could relieve bloating and help normalize bowel function, and all physicians agreed probiotics may help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea or reduce its duration.

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