Gut/digestive health

Chicory root is the raw material for inulin, one of the most popular prebiotic ingredients.  Getty Images.

Prebiotics group concurs with $5.5 billion figure on global market

By Hank Schultz

Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.

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Study: Yogurt and fibre-rich diet may reduce lung cancer risk

By Nikki Hancocks

A diet high in fibre and yogurt is strongly associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer thanks to their prebiotic and probiotic properties, according to a study involving data from 1.4 million adults in the US, Europe and Asia.

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IBD prevalence study reveals 'alarming' stats

By Nikki Hancocks

The number of people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is three times higher than previous estimates, with sufferers also at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC), according to new research.

We want you: Probiota launches Pioneers and Frontiers sessions for Dublin 2020

Calling all probiotic, prebiotic and microbiome focused start-ups and researchers: Apply now!

We want you: Probiota launches Pioneers and Frontiers sessions for Dublin 2020

By Nathan Gray

Are you an innovative start-up, or a researcher with compelling new data? Would you like to present your company or latest scientific findings at the leading microbiome-focused event? If so, we would like to hear from you!

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DuPont study highlights HMO’s benefit on infant gut health

By Will Chu

A DuPont-led study outlines 2’-fucosyllactose’s (2’-FL) beneficial effect on the infant gut compared to galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and lactose as a team identify the oligosaccharide as a first choice energy source for selected infant microbes.