Bakers Yeast Beta-Glucan Decreases Episodes of Common Childhood Illness in 1 to 4 Year Old Children during Cold Season in ChinaMeng F*
Department of Pediatrics, Chang Ping Women and Children Health Care Hospital, PR China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Meng F
Department of Pediatrics
Chang Ping Women and Children Health Care Hospital, PR China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 23, 2016; Accepted Date: June 07, 2016; Published Date: June 13, 2016
Citation: Meng F (2016) Baker’s Yeast Beta-Glucan Decreases Episodes of Common Childhood Illness In 1 to 4 Year Old Children during Cold Season in China. J Nutr Food Sci 6:518. doi: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000519.
Copyright: © 2016 Meng F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Infections are common in early childhood and create a large economic burden on both the healthcare system and individual family. To solve this problem, we evaluated the ability of baker’s yeast beta glucan (BYBG) to reduce the number of episodes of common childhood illness in 174 Chinese children with 1 to 4 years old in a 12 week randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study. We found that children in BYBG group experienced less common childhood infectious illness episodes during the study compared to the placebo group and BYBG were well tolerated for the children with 1 to 4 years old.