The supplementation of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 has been shown to improve bowel movement, specifically stool frequency, in elderly with chronic constipation, according to a four-week RCT conducted in Japan.
Responses to probiotic interventions can vary between people, but a new study suggesting that an initial metabologenomic analysis of the gut microbiota may remove the guess work and allow for accurate predictions of the potential effects of a probiotic.
A combination of a probiotic plus a prebiotic may easy constipation measures in children with cerebral palsy (CP), a group that suffers from a high prevalence of constipation, says a new study from Mexico.
Lumina Intelligence, a business division of William Reed Business Media, published a report that gathered data on probiotics across 25 countries. After scouring thousands of products and online reviews, the insights service found only 13 probiotics targeted...
A daily dose of dried plums is more effective for constipation relief than the soluble fiber psyllium, say results from a randomized clinical trial that support claims from grandmothers the world over.
Many of the health benefits linked with foods have yet to be fully
proven, and following on from last week's report highlighting the
conflicting evidence on soya, the latest reports on fibre seem
equally confusing. Two new studies...