Are probiotics good or bad for Crohn's disease?

RACHEL NALL | October 4, 2018

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Probiotics are living microorganisms, including bacteria and yeast, that can benefit the body. Some people take probiotics to enhance the digestive bacteria in their gut. People with Crohn's disease, which is an inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract, experience a variety of digestive problems. Probiotics may help reduce the symptoms of this condition. People can buy probiotics as supplements or eat probiotic foods, such as yogurt, kefir, miso, and tempeh.

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