Olive fermentation yeast strains have probiotic potential, study finds

By David Anderson

Researchers have called for further testing and fresh investment in novel and non-dairy probiotics after new research suggests that some yeast strains involved in the fermentation of table olives have probiotic potential, leading to the possibility of...

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Can probiotics help respiratory illnesses in athletes?

By Tim Cutcliffe

Despite widespread interest in improving athletes’ health and performance with probiotics, the reduction of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (URTIs) in humans has achieved substantial confirmatory evidence.

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Review links microbiome makeup to autism

By Emma Jane Cash

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms could be reduced by altering gut bacteria makeup, according to a review of more than 150 papers.

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