Letter to The Age 30/10/18: Probiotic Doubts (published)

I was disappointed to see that The Age published a full page, gushingly enthusiastic article about a probiotic product alleged to relieve and prevent mastitis (“Mums clamour for Aussie breast feeding probiotic“, 27/10). The article failed to report the dubious scientific evidence on which the claims are based. There have been published criticisms of the studies in question, including that some of the authors have ties to the company that owns the patent and markets the probiotic under study. This article should have been labelled “advertorial”.

Associate Professor Ken Harvey, School of Public Health, Monash University

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