13. Probiotics Research: The Pediatric Perspective

  1. Wolfgang Kneifel2 and
  2. Seppo Salminen3
  1. Karl Zwiauer

Published Online: 1 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444329384.ch13

Probiotics and Health Claims

Probiotics and Health Claims

How to Cite

Zwiauer, K. (2011) Probiotics Research: The Pediatric Perspective, in Probiotics and Health Claims (eds W. Kneifel and S. Salminen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444329384.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Food Science and Technology, Boku – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Vienna, Austria

  2. 3

    Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Author Information

  1. Department of Paediatrics, Landesklinikum St Pölten, St Pölten, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405194914

Online ISBN: 9781444329384



  • probiotics research - the pediatric perspective;
  • probiotic functional foods in infancy - and health benefits beyond provision of essential nutrients;
  • scientific basis of probiotic use - in different diseases in infants and children, probiotics in nutrition in infancy and childhood;
  • maternal nutrition, role in colonization - of gastrointestinal tract of newborn;
  • probiotics in preterm infants, preterm infants - increased morbidity and mortality from sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC);
  • clinical effect of probiotics in children;
  • clinical efficacy of probiotics assessment - preventing atopic disease, hindered by protocol heterogeneity;
  • meta-analyses, assessing use of probiotics - preventing atopic dermatitis;
  • antibiotics, prescribing medicines in children - for minor infections of urinary and respiratory tracts;
  • acute gastroenteritis and community-acquired diarrhea - potentially, beneficial effect of probiotics, mild in moderate infectious diarrhea


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Development of the gastrointestinal flora postnatally

  • Probiotics in infant nutrition

  • Clinical effect of probiotics in children

  • Summary and key messages