Personalising probiotics could result in a greater chance of long-term alterations to the gut microbial ecosystem, according to a study, even six months after administration.
The transfer of stool from a healthy donor into a patient suffering from a bowel infection is a safe and effective treatment option, researchers from Germany have said.
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), whose diets were supplemented with probiotics, demonstrated a reduction in the severity of their condition as well as improvements to mental health.
Business is booming at nutraceutical and pharma delivery system giant Capsugel as it reaps the benefits of a shift ‘outside the capsule’ for the first time.
The functional food ingredients market in Asia Pacific is being tipped to rise from $2.85bn at the end of 2016 to $5.04bn in 2026 with probiotics projected to be the...
The type of bacteria in human faeces could decide how much dangerous fat is stored in the body, a study from Kings College, London has concluded.
High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.
The use of a modified alginate and hi-maize starch encapsulation technique could help to increase the survival rate of probiotics, say Thai researchers.
Probiotics given to liver cirrhosis sufferers boosted neopterin levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, but had no significant effect on white blood cells’ ability to consume bacteria, the original aim of...
Danish probiotics and enzymes leader Chr Hansen has paid €73m in cash to acquire the Lactobacillus rhamnosus-based LGG suite of probiotic strains from Finnish dairy group, Valio.
Gut bacteria is likely to play a role in the immune recovery of HIV patients, a study has found
Strategies to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) need to move away from statins and cholesterol reduction and focus on reducing inflammation and increasing HDL cholesterol through dietary intervention, urges a leading...
The UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research is focusing on specific probiotic applications, and plans to use GM techniques to engineer highly targeted microorganisms to fight specific pathogens.
Consuming fermented soymilk products may help protect against ultraviolet radiation damage by increasing the number of isoflavone compounds in the body, according to a study on mice.
Amid the uncertainty of Brexit, supplement industry groups see opportunities for a more liberal UK regime outside the EU, but others question how much practical difference the UK’s split will...
A paper claiming the marketing of probiotics to treat mastitis is problematic has caused a controversy, but probiotics researchers and manufacturers say the science is sound.
By spray drying, researchers from Chile and Canada encapsulated Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium infantis using chia and flaxseed.
The global colostrum market is expected to hit a valuation upwards of €1.7bn ($1.9bn) by 2026 with baby food and probiotics leading the way, analysts predict.
A human breast milk study opens the door for customised nutrition for premature babies, as researchers find pre-term milk contains different micronutrients for the first few weeks after birth only. ...
Early-life events, such delivery method, feeding patterns, and even gender, have more of a say in shaping the infant gut microbiota than previously thought, a study has suggested.
A new study showing beneficial effects of L. reuteri lozenges against pregnancy gingivitis could open up new markets for probiotic producer BioGaia, says its manager director.
Life sciences firm Zaluvida is working with Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) to hunt out new innovation partners through an exclusive investment match-making event in Berlin this September.
Consumption of probiotic ‘good bacteria’ could reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) scores according to a new Chinese meta-analysis.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded there is “insufficient” evidence to claim a probiotic can help boost iron absorption – but applicant Probi says it won’t take no for an...
The UK government has introduced legislation that would make a company’s failure to fall in line with EU infant formula and baby food marketing laws a criminal offence subject to...