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Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu: studies

Probiotics are a multibillion dollar international industry, but new research Wednesday showed they don´t help children recover from stomach flu any better than a placebo. The results of two randomised clinical trials — which came to the same conclusions — were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. "Probiotics had no effect on the children," said co-author Phillip Tarr, a professor of pediatrics at Washington University in St Louis, adding that the findings were "not ambiguous." "Parents are better off…