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Summary of Diarrhea

Scientific Information on Diarrhea

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Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect diarrhea.
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.
grade-c - - See study
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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