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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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Prebiotic may lower body fat in obese children

By Tim Cutcliffe

Consuming oligofructose-enriched inulin (OI) alters gut microbiota, reducing body fat in overweight or obese children, according to a new RCT conducted at Calgary University.

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