Probiotics have been shown to be beneficial in several lifestyle disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and immunomodulation. Probiotics have applications beyond the usual gut disorders that they are often prescribed for. Acute diarrhea is a major cause of outpatient visits, hospitalizations, and diminished quality of life. Diarrhea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality in India. It accounts for 13% of all deaths/year in children under 5 years of age. Diarrhea is most often a symptom of an infection of the intestinal tract.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. H was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus