Yogurt Maker Sued Over Health Claims

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dakotagirl
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   Posted 2/7/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
 
FYI - for those interested in Dannon Activia and DanActive
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marty1976
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   Posted 2/7/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Shoule be interesting to see how it turns out, seems like Danone are sticking to their guns!
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pb4
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   Posted 2/7/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
The problem is, that not one things helps everyone, and/or it could take 2 or more times the amount of these yogurts for some people to get the benefits they claim...probiotics in general are important, and it's a matter of fine tuning for those that really notice a difference...but with something like these particular yogurts, it would be very easy for anyone to claim they don't "do" anything for them, especially for legal purposes if they may gain financially from it.

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Bmshurt
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   Posted 2/7/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Indeed PB4 the key words are "make a financial gain". And doesnt ther advertising say it may help the digestive system. Not guranteed to remedy all your digestive problems. Just because u have bad gas doesnt mean its the yogurts fault. Maybe slow down on the cheeseburgers and fries then wouldnt have such a digestive problem.
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Sara14
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   Posted 2/7/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
There are so many frivolous lawsuits in this country. Bmshurt - On the box it says "clinically proven to help strengthen your body's defenses. If they have the clinical studies to back it up (which I think they do on their Web site), I don't see where any problem lies. I'm drinking some right now...
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princesa
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   Posted 2/8/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...
...but with something like these particular yogurts, it would be very easy for anyone to claim they don't "do" anything for them, especially for legal purposes if they may gain financially from it.

On the flip side, it's also really easy for companies to produce yogurt (and other probiotic products) with either cheaper, less effective strains or strains that don't stay viable and live up to their claims - just to jump on the current probiotic awareness bandwagon. And they definitely gain financially from it.
 
I'm sure they have the usual disclaimers in small print, but their expensive TV ad campaigns certainly lead folks who haven't done their homework to believe their product will work miracles on a faulty digestion.
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love4cats
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   Posted 2/8/2008 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My daughter has more stomach issues than I and she swears by Activa. She sees results almost immediately.
 
 
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006
 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence.
 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 
Added: tumeric and probiotics.
 
 


mudua
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   Posted 2/8/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I took Activia while I was in remission and after 3 days I went into a terrible flare.

pb4
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   Posted 2/8/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
It's different for everyone and mudua that could very well have been a coincidence and not necessarily from eating Activia....or you may have casein allergy and not even realize it, how do you do with other dairy?

Bottom line is, it's likely better to get even cheap probiotics in you than nothing at all.

If anyone expects taking a yogurt to completely turn around a chronic disease then they may be expecting way too much...given VSL3 has put many IBDers into remission, it's still not a cure and you cannot compare it to yogurt, nor can you likely compare any probiotic supplement (pill/powder form) to the amount they put into food products.

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