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Probiotics for stool solidity during cancer treatment

Probiotics seem to help with diarrhea caused by radiation treatment, but better quality evidence is needed to confirm how well it works, and what doses and strains work best.

Study under review: The Effects of Probiotic Supplementation on the Incidence of Diarrhea in Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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Can use of probiotics reduce the incidence of radiation-induced diarrhea in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy?

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