The gut microbiome plays an important role in gastrointestinal (GI) health and disease.  According to the World Health Organization, probiotics confer a health benefit on the host  and are often used as therapeutic interventions. However, write the authors of the 2020 American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) guidelines on the use of probiotics in GIDs, in most studies involving probiotics a relatively small number of patients were studied compared to trials investigating the effects of pharmacological interventions.

According to the World Health Organization, probiotics confer a health benefit on the host  and are often used as therapeutic interventions [Image: Racool_studio/Freepik].

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