Effects of a kefir supplement on symptoms, colonic transit, and bowel satisfaction score in patients with chronic constipation: A pilot study


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TURAN İ. , Dedeli O., BOR S. , ILTER T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.650-656, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2014.6990
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.650-656
  • Keywords: Kefir, probiotic, constipation, therapy, gastrointestinal transit, FUNCTIONAL CONSTIPATION, FERMENTED MILK, CLINICAL-TRIAL, UNITED-STATES, PROBIOTICS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, EFFICACY, PERSPECTIVE, DISORDERS, GRAINS

Abstract

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.