Running to Exhaustion Study
This double-blind, placebo-controlled study examines the role of probiotic administration in the prevention of C. difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD) in elderly patients receiving antibiotic therapy.
Results showed that Lab4 probiotics reduced the incidence of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in these patients.
46% of patients supplemented with Lab4 probiotics were positive for Clostridium difficile toxin compared to 78% of patients in the placebo group
Run time to fatigue
- Significant increase in running time to fatigue in heat was observed in the probiotic group compared to placebo (*P=0.033).
- The runners supplemented with probiotics exercised for a longer period (37 min 44s) compared to placebo (33 min).