Probiotics In The News
Probiotics: A Role in Epilepsy?
Source: International Probiotics Association Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases worldwide, affecting about 50 million people. Most live in low to middle-income countries where prevention and treatment can […]
Probiotic Supplements: Take with Antibiotics?
Source: International Probiotics Association Antibiotics kill off pathogens, saving untold numbers of lives every year. Unfortunately, the 20th century wonder drugs also destroy a lot of beneficial bacteria along the way. […]
Probiotic Dosage: What is Adequate?
Source: International Probiotics Association In the past decade, probiotic supplement dosages have rocketed from millions to billions of CFUs, with some boasting as many as 200 billion. While more may be […]
Diversity Matters in Microbiota
Source: International Probiotics Association Diversity enriches our global ecosystems. It appears to be no different for many sites of the human body hosting microbial populations — albeit with at least […]
All About Bifidobacterium Longum
Source: International Probiotics Association Bifidobacterium longum is one of the first guests to arrive in your proverbial gut microbiome party – and, it is the kind of guest you want to […]
Severe Acute Malnutrition & Probiotics
Source: International Probiotics Association Recent research indicates that gut microbiota (GM) dysbiosis may be involved in development or maintenance of acute malnutrition, opening a window in which targeting the microbiome with […]
Role for Probiotics in GERD?
Source: International Probiotics Association As gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) soars globally, alternatives to traditional therapies are welcomed. An excellent review — described below — looked at the ability of probiotics to alleviate symptoms […]
Potential for Synbiotics in Space Travel
Source: International Probiotics Association Rocketing to outer space may be one escape from earthly pandemics. But as any astronaut can attest, entering microgravity poses its own unique health challenges. For […]
Probiotics and Obesity: An Update
Source: International Probiotics Association The numbers are staggering: 650 million people on the planet are obese, nearly triple the number in 1975, reports the World Health Organization. Moreover the Food and Agricultural […]
Yogurt and the Gut Barrier: A New Link?
Source: International Probiotics Association Yogurt, a fermented dairy product, supplies ample protein, calcium, vitamins and live microbes. A recent IPA blog described yogurt as a nutritional powerhouse with an extra benefit for those with […]
A Case for Probiotics in Gas-Related Symptoms
Source: International Probiotics Association Eat more fiber, dietitians advise. To be sure, health-conscious, disease-fearing humans love their beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains — until the dreaded intestinal gas shows […]
Probiotics May Improve Blood Lipid Profile
Source: International Probiotics Association An abnormal blood lipid profile is one crucial target in the risk-reduction, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. Hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, increased low-density […]