When you take probiotics, you may be able to avoid a costly flare-up of a rare and potentially fatal condition
A Canadian doctor says probiotics could help prevent a rare but potentially deadly condition called joint pain.
Dr. Ravi Gopalan says a study of 100 people in the U.K. found that those who took a probiotic supplement to treat joint pain experienced a decrease in the number of new joint infections in their lifetime.
Gopalan is the author of the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study also found that the more probiotic a person consumed, the less likely they were to develop the condition.
“If you have a person with a normal diet, if they are taking a probiotics supplement, the more they eat, the fewer bacteria they get in their intestines, the better they are at keeping bacteria out of their gut,” said Gopan.
This is called the “anti-inflammation effect” of probiotics.
You can read the study in the journal article here: http://www.ajam.org/content/early/2016/06/10/2014070205053.full