Probiotic foods and supplements have been on the market for many years and today they are only growing in popularity. In fact, your patients may have already been asking you questions about probiotics when it comes to their gastrointestinal health.
Luckily, AGA offers many resources for you to share with your patients about probiotics, starting with the AGA Patient Education Section in the March 2019 issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
In case you missed it, we published a guest commentary from Gail Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF, chair of the AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research & Education, in which she weeds out the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ of probiotics for your patients, and a clinician’s guide from Alexander Khoruts, MD, scientific advisory board member for AGA’s microbiome center, to help answer questions from your patients about at-home microbiome-based diagnostics. We also have three blogs answering the most common patient probiotic questions on our probiotics patient education page on the AGA GI Patient Center:
Finally, review the latest research and education on the gut microbiome.