Current microbiome analysis methods are lacking high-resolution measurements and are unlikely to yield clinically relevant data in many conditions, but genome guided metagenomic analysis could address these current limitations.
The use of postbiotics could be an attractive alternative to prebiotics in immunocompromised children and adults, according to a recent review. But the lack of a definition of the term is still a complicating factor in determining effectiveness, the...
Scientists have reviewed the evidence for using faecal transplantation and pre- and probiotics in patients with Parkinson's Disease and concluded that these methods should not be used until further research is conducted.
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.
Healthy people who avoid gluten won't get any gut health benefit and may be on a 'sub-optimal' diet, according researchers who say that gluten is unjustifiably given the role of the bad guy in our diet
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.
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.
Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) using a single 'super-donor' is an effective and well tolerated treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a new large, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.