Early probiotic use and islet autoimmunity in children at risk for type 1 diabetes

Early probiotic use and islet autoimmunity in children at risk for type 1 diabetes

Probiotic exposure during the first 27 days of an infant’s life may be associated with reduced risk of islet autoimmunity among children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes, although further studies are needed before any recommendations for probiotics can be made, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . Probiotics are live organisms that may confer health benefits.

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