Diabetes and other metabolic disorders are providing fertile ground for new probiotic research, says a DuPont expert who has highlighted new findings on supplementation and a reduced risk of gestational diabetes.
The composition and function of the microbiota in the human gut changes throughout the day, with links to dietary and bathroom habits. The findings may have implications for the design of future probiotic clinical trials.
Chr. Hansen’s new probiotic children’s drinking yoghurt taps into a trio of trends identified by the dairy producer combining functional dairy for gut health that appeals to young taste buds and health conscious parents.
The development of diarrhoea in reaction to a leading colorectal cancer (CRC) chemotherapy drug may be determined by patients’ gut bacteria make-up, suggests a new study in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes
Probiotics are distinct types of bacteria that have been clearly defined by health authorities around the world, trade associations, as well as the World Health Organization. However, this definition may have not yet entered mainstream consciousness.
Probiotic supplementation with various strains of Lactobacillus have been shown to induce a small but statistically significant weight loss in the obese and overweight, according to a new review and meta-analysis.
The polyphenols found in acai can survive through the digestive system, potentially bringing prebiotic benefits throughout the gastrointestinal tract down to the colon, according to researchers in the UK.
Women who consumed the probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 during and after pregnancy showed fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety in the weeks after their infant’s birth, according to research published in EBioMedicine.
Synbiotics — a combination of probiotics and prebiotics — are providing one of the most promising opportunities to modulate the gut health of infants born via C-section, thereby lowering their risk and incidence of developing allergies.