Does probiotic milk prevent infections in children attending daycare centres?

Mark G Coulthard and Craig M Mellis
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb06446.x
Published online: 15 November 2004

Trial: Hatakka K, Savilahti E, Pönkä A, et al. Effect of long term consumption of probiotic milk on infections in children attending day care centres: double blind, randomised trial. BMJ 2001; 322: 1327-1329.

In children attending daycare centres (population), does long term consumption of probiotic milk (intervention) prevent infections (outcome)?

  • Mark G Coulthard1
  • Craig M Mellis2

  • 1 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 School of Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD.


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