Danone Nutricia is to further explore the benefits of probiotics in preventing infant allergies, after an initial trial showed that supplementation restored the microbiota diversity of babies delivered via C-section.
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 United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an emergency campaign to safeguard livestock and food security across the Mosul area in Iraq, recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Gold kiwi fruit supplementation increases the abundance of bacteria associated with a lower risk of gastrointestinal disorders, leading researchers to conclude it offers a potential strategy for improving gut microbiota composition.
A probiotic formula containing Bifidobacterium longum BORI (B. longum) and Lactobacillus acidophilus AD031 (L. acidophilus) has been shown to shorten the duration of rotavirus diarrhoea in young children, according to a Korean RCT.
Slashing the energy content of sugary drinks by a third could save more than 150,000 Australian lives that come to a premature end and $8 billion in health costs, said a new report by The George Institute for Global Health.