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Jose Saavedra, MD, named medical and scientific director, nutrition division. Saavedra joins Nestle from Johns Hopkins University, where he specialized in pediatric gastroenterology and the use of probiotics in children. Glendale, Calif.-based Nestle markets the probiotic LC1, a powder that can be added to foods and beverages (1"The Tan Sheet" March 6, p. 4). In an article in the Sept. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association, Saavedra discusses probiotics, noting Lactobacillus can "decrease the duration and severity of episodes of acute diarrhea"

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