Study: "good" bacteria on yogurt helps fight infection

May 19, 2010 2:28:37 PM PDT
A yogurt drink containing good bacteria reduced the number of common infections among children in daycare by 19 percent, compared to a yogurt drink without the good bacteria.

The Georgetown researchers say the test showed mixed results.

Although there were some differences in infection rates between the two groups, it did not translate into fewer missed school days for the children, or fewer missed work days for their parents, who had to stay home to care for them.

The study was paid for by the Dannon Yogurt Company, makers of the yogurt product, DanActive, used in the study.