Ok, so now let's get down to business... this new study actually didn't find anything "new" as we already knew about probiotics' ability to regulate bowel movements. However, I'll cover it here anyway as a reminder.
Here's my "lazy man's summary" ...in hospitalized, elderly patients, probiotics significantly lowered the incidence of diarrhea. For those on the other end of the bowel movement spectrum, probiotics also lowered laxative use.
Short and sweet.
Source: Probiotics improve bowel movements in hospitalized elderly patients
Update: Shortly after this post, I posted another similar study, but this time on kids.
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