The importance of digestive health

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  • Thursday, 18 May 2017

The World Digestive Health Day roadshow is ongoing until May 21 at 1Utama Shopping Centre.

The World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) Malaysia 2017 is back for its ninth consecutive year, this year, at Ground Floor Centre Court, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. 

The event aims to raise awareness of digestive health among the public. 

At the launch, it was revealed that taking cultured milk drinks containing good bacteria with live, active cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus and casei can help those with constipation. 

Consuming probiotics can help lower intestinal transit time, which allows our bodies to absorb nutrients in our food more effectively and in a shorter time. 

This was from a landmark clinical study research by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, led by principle investigator, senior consultant gastroenterologist, associate professor and Digestive Health Malaysia Society deputy chairman Dr Raja Affendi Raja Ali. 

He also explained more about the findings and ongoing studies with regard to constipation at the event. 

The WDHD roadshow is ongoing until May 21, where visitors can learn more about the digestive system and how to have a better gut health.

Various activities will be held throughout the roadshow including free health screenings, distribution of free stool test kits by gastroenterology nurses, expert consultations, a colouring contest for kids and fitness demonstrations. 

Admission is free. The roadshow is open from 10am to 10pm daily. 

Organised by the Vitagen Healthy Digestion Programme and Digestive Health Malaysia Society, the launch of WDHD Malaysia 2017 was officiated by Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya. 

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