There is frequent discussion in the popular media as well as
within the medical community regarding the consumption of
“active yogurt cultures” as a means of preventing recurrent yeast
infections. Women of all ages may suffer from frequent vaginal
yeast infection, and the question “should I be eating yogurt”
often comes up during visits to the doctor's office. In short,
it appears that eating yogurt which contains the bacteria
Lactobacillus acidophilus ("active yogurt cultures") does in fact
reduce the frequency of vaginal yeast infections in susceptible
women. It is an easy way to combat yeast infections, and may
delay or eliminate the need for long-term anti-fungal
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Regular consumption of yogurt containing Lactobacillus acidophilus may have a prophylactic effect against recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis in susceptible women..
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