Abdul Halim Abdul Jalil*
Consultant Pediatrician, KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Selangor, and Formerly Professor and HOD of Pediatrics, Lincoln University College, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Abdul Halim Abdul Jalil, Consultant Pediatrician, KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Selangor, and Formerly Professor and HOD of Pediatrics, Lincoln University College, Malaysia.
Received: January 03, 2022; Published: January 04, 2022
Probiotics are increasingly being used in pediatrics because of the health benefits attributed to them. Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host” . The probiotic concept was first introduced by the Nobel Prize laureate, Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov in 1908 during his study about yogurt-derived health-boosting effects on Bulgarian peasants. Metchnikoff considered the lactobacilli as probiotics (“probios”, conducive to the life of the host as opposed to antibiotics); probiotics could have a positive influence on health and prevent aging .
Citation: Abdul Halim Abdul Jalil. “Role of Probiotics in Pediatrics". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 5.2 (2022): 01-02.
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