Lactobacillus reuteri may have multiple gut benefits in prem bubs

A new study finds that supplementing enteral nutrition with Lactobacillus reuteri as a probiotic may reduce the risk of gut necrosis in premature infants. Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is a condition where portions of the bowel undergo tissue death. It is the second most common cause of death among premature infants.

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