Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHME) said on Monday it will stop using a medical term to describe an excessive amount of food.
The medical center in Maryland is one of the largest providers of probiotic products, and uses the term “indigesting” to describe the amount of digestive products consumed.
JHME said it will also use the term to refer to a large amount of carbohydrates.
The move comes after the American Academy of Pediatrics in November issued a policy directive that said the term should be changed to “inducible” instead.
The academy said the word is “inherently misleading and stigmatizing” because it suggests the person is not full of digestive goods.
The American Dietetic Association, a group that represents the American dietetic profession, said in October it will be working with the Academy on a code of practice to ensure the medical community adheres to standards on the use of the term.
The decision to drop the term comes as probiotics are gaining popularity among people with irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions.
Jhme said in a statement that the change will be made effective by the end of March.