TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.650-656, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
Kefir, probiotic, constipation, therapy, gastrointestinal transit, FUNCTIONAL CONSTIPATION, FERMENTED MILK, CLINICAL-TRIAL, UNITED-STATES, PROBIOTICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, EFFICACY, PERSPECTIVE, DISORDERS, GRAINS
Background/Aims: Although probiotics have been extensively studied in irritable bowel syndrome, data on the impact of probiotics on chronic constipation are scarce. We aimed to evaluate the effects of kefir, which is a probiotic fermented milk product, on the symptoms, colonic transit, and bowel satisfaction scores of patients with chronic constipation.