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.
Modulation of gut microbiota through personalised diet or probiotic intervention will increasingly become a key focus for treating brain disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, Chinese academics have concluded in a new review.
A probiotic given to Japanese medical students during the run-up to nationwide medical school examinations reduced stress among the students, according to a study in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a study from an international team of researchers.
The gut starts at the mouth, so it should be no surprise that probiotics, those beneficial bacteria, are a growing presence in the oral health category. But which strains show the most potential, where does the science stand, and how do they work?
A paradigm shift is needed in the study of polyphenols to better understand the bioavailability, bio-activity, and the role of the gut microbiota in polyphenol metabolism and health benefits, say experts from academia and industry.