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Weeding out the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of probiotics for our patients

Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, published a guest commentary in Healio Gastroenterology on probiotics.

Probiotic foods and supplements have been on the market for years, but as their popularity has grown, so has the need for clear and accurate recommendations for patients who want to use them. A guest commentary from Dr. Gail Hecht, chair of AGA’s Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education, was recently published in Healio Gastroenterology, in which she offers advice on speaking with your patients about probiotics.

More information about probiotics to share with your patients can be found in the AGA GI Patient Center. Also visit for the latest research and education on the gut microbiome and to learn more about the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education and AGA’s NIH-funded FMT National Registry.


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