Probiotics may have taken some time to seep into consumer consciousness, especially in the US, but digestive health last year entered the top three fastest growing functional food categories. And with developments in science and technology also come greater opportunities to widen the category beyond the traditional dairy application.
While the gut bacteria of indigenous Inuit populations are ‘broadly similar’ to modern Western populations, subtle differences that distinguish the two could help researchers understand how diet impacts our health...
Modulation of gut microbiota through personalised diet or probiotic intervention will increasingly become a key focus for treating brain disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, Chinese academics have concluded in a new...
BioGaia has signed an exclusive agreement with Abbott to commercialize its probiotic products in Thailand.
Functional chocolate is poised to contribute to market growth in Japan based on the success of Lotte’s Sweet Days chocolate, says market analyst Canadean.
Probiotic supplementation may improve adult acne appearance as researchers discuss the existence of a gut-skin axis in which the gastrointestinal area is targeted by bacterial strains to affect skin physiology.
DuPont Nutrition & Health is to invest $60 million (€57m) in expanding dairy culture production sites in France and Germany.
Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.
Adding Tiliacora triandra gum, from the indigenous Thai vegetable ‘Yanang’, to maltodextrin could create an excellent protector of probiotics, researchers have revealed.
Can large-scale studies using metabolomic data points help researchers better understand our microbiome and how what we eat influences our health?
Only the seemingly foolish would have predicted 2016 would see the UK vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump win the US presidential election. But in the post-truth era,...
‘Smart’ gut bacteria that can improve the fermentation process? Super-efficient microorganisms that can turn empty calories into complete nutritional food?
French dairy and probiotics giant Danone has failed to shut down an infant microbiome-focused prebiotic composition patent, after a European Patent Office (EPO) ruling.
A daily dose of multispecies probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy people, according to new observational data.
Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.
Probiotics consumption may have advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.
Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia has signed two major deals in Japan with Nippon Kabaya Ohayo Holdings Inc.
Swedish biotek firm MetaboGen is developing probiotic products to tackle pregnancy itching with Swiss player Ferring.
Evidence for the BLIS K12 probiotic strain's role in oral health continues to build momentum as a study highlights its protective effects against multiple non-streptococcal infections even after its use was...
The behaviour of gut bacteria has been recreated digitally in computer simulations that model metabolic processes taking place and explain how they affect the health of the human host.
Rapid post-diet weight gain, often referred to as yo-yo dieting, could be a result of obesogenic gut bacteria which remain even after weight loss, say researchers who hope their findings...
Parkinson’s disease may be triggered by gut microbes, according to a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) study that points to probiotics as a potential therapy for the disease.
Irish microbiome scientists have helped curate an Irish art exhibition exploring the influence of food on mood, informed by mounting science around the gut-brain axis.
Taking daily probiotics may help boost immune systems of training athletes and reduce their risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), a study has found.
Personalised nutrition continues to inch its way into the mainstream but is progress certain and what challenges remain? And what is biohacking?
Giving personalised gut health advice will be routine medical practice in five years, predicts the researcher behind the new start-up Map My Gut and big gut data projects British Gut...