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Probiotic effective in treating gum inflammation: Study

Probiotics can benefit inflammation of the tissue around the teeth, a meta-analysis suggests.

Prestigious Award Ceremony, Geneva, Switzerland, May 11, 2016

NutraIngredients Awards finalists announced. 11 categories, 33 potential winners

More than 120 high-quality entries made choosing finalists difficult but our crack judging panel have done it, and 33 stand-out products and ingredients have made the final cut in the...

French supplement player buys Swiss probiotics firm

France-based PiLeJe Group has paid an undisclosed sum for 30-year-old Swiss probiotics company Phytolis – its fourth European probiotic purchase in recent years.

Swedes form probiotic partnership on 2 (+2) strains

Swedish probiotic leader Probi has licensed two strains from fellow Swedish firm Probac with dairy and functional food applications in mind.

Bacteria overgrowth linked to micronutrient malabsorption in children

Uncontrolled bacterial growth in the small intestine could be damaging the guts of young children, leading to stunting and other conditions linked to malnutrition, a study suggests.

Overcoming the taboo of vaginal health – the next frontier of probiotics

A paradigm shift is needed to force delicate women’s health issues like vaginal infections and discharge out into the open, says industry microbiologist.

Probiotic strains may provide food allergy protection

A probiotic blend may be able to prevent sensitisation and allergy to cow’s milk by changing an individual's gut bacteria, a study has suggested.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

Probiotic mix plays decisive role in metabolic disease onset, study suggests

A probiotic mixture may inhibit gut and tissue inflammation – the hallmarks observed in the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a study by French researchers.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Recent risk-reduction claims ‘have not been positive,’ say EFSA.

Earlier this month at Probiota in Amsterdam, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stated that microbiota changes should be linked to physiological or clinical outcomes of which a direct effect...

Gut microbiome uses breast milk to promote healthy infant growth: Study

Sugars found in breast milk promote healthy infant growth driven by interactions with gut bacteria, a study has found.

New raspberry insights show bioavailability crucial for health benefits

Red raspberries are rich in polyphenols but its health benefits can only be fully understood by studying how the body metabolises these micronutrients and the mode of action of the...

Gut microbes’ protective effects compromised by alcohol

The protective function of natural gut antibiotics is impaired by alcohol leaving bacteria free to migrate to the liver aggravating alcohol-induced liver disease, a study has shown.

'Like recovery after a forest fire': IBD therapy could be engineered from wound-healing gut bacteria

Gut bacteria that adapt to their environment could be exploited as a therapeutic for disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, a team of US scientists have predicted.

RCTs the only way for probiotic acceptance, says leading professor

The only way probiotics will be accepted into mainstream medicine is to conduct randomised clinical trials that conform to drug standards, a leading gastroenterologist has said.

Drinkable yogurt global market to grow by $13bn over next four years

The drinkable yogurt market is set to expand by approximately $13bn by 2020, according to a recent analysis by Technavio.

EFSA update: Fully defining microbiota cause-and-effect

Microbiota changes should be linked to physiological or clinical outcomes of which a direct effect on human health can be attributed to a specific mechanism of action.

Probiota day 1: Tweet by tweet

This year our event Probiota kicked off with the workshop 'Prebiotics – a return to true science'. Experts in the field gathered to cut loose from complex regulation and commercial...

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Negotiating the balance: The host-microbiota relationship

Insights into the gut microbiome in recent years have greatly accelerated our understanding of the role the gastrointestinal tract has in human health, well-being and disease outcomes.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Beyond microbiota: Prebiotics need hard health endpoints

Hard health endpoints, not just changes to microbiota, are needed to secure EU prebiotic health claims and bring fibre intakes up to recommended levels, according to European researchers.

Special edition: Microbiome metrics & advances

Probiotic firms must refresh ‘mumsy’ marketing

Probiotic players must engage the so-called millennial generation if they are to avoid being jostled out of the health yoghurt aisle, says Euromonitor International.  

Probiotic patent for mastitis granted to Biosearch Life

Spanish biotech company Biosearch Life has been granted a European patent for the use of probiotic strains it says could help treat mastitis. 

Chr. Hansen targets diabetes with next-generation probiotic deal

A collaboration between Chr. Hansen and Caelus Health will focus on the development of Eubacterium hallii as a next generation probiotic for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease. ...

Researchers to test faecal pill efficacy in treating obesity

Faecal matter from a healthy, lean person can help obese individuals lose weight by transferring intestinal bacterium via a 'stool transplant,' a study intends to show. 

European Parliament committee to vote on three objections

MEP urges rethink on ‘outrageous’ new formula marketing rules

A member of the European Parliament (MEP) has urged fellow politicians to support his objections to new rules on the marketing of baby foods, formulas and foods for special medical...