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Summary of Diarrhea

Scientific Information on Diarrhea

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Notable High See all 8 studies
Diarrhea can be potently reduced with colostrum under two conditions, either it is being used in persons with HIV-induced diarrhea from cryptosporidium parvum or when using colostrum (from cows immunized to E.coli) in response to food carrying E.coli (usually seen with traveler's diarrhea); despite being highly effective in those two scenarios it seems ineffective in other cases of diarrhea.
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grade-d Notable High See all 3 studies
Both lactase supplementation during mealtimes and lactase pretreated milk seemed to notably reduce instances of diarrhea. It's unclear which is more effective.

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