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Experts react to ‘waste of money’ headlines against probiotics

By Adi Menayang

A recent article posted on The Daily Beast went with the headline “Probiotics Are a Waste of Money for Healthy Adults.” The story itself is based on findings from a Danish study. We reached out to some people in the industry and academia for a second...

'Fibre has been shown to have a protective effect, but microbiota and butyrate presence does determine the degree of protection.'

Peek inside Probiota 2016: Amsterdam, February 2-4

The microbiome & its potential in cancer prevention

By Will Chu

Conflicting results from human epidemiological studies have made it difficult to be sure whether dietary fibre offers genuine protection against colorectal cancer.

The groups seek to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals

“The goal is to crystallise existing consensus..."

ILSI Europe establishes prebiotic and probiotic groups

By Shane STARLING

The European branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has established separate working groups to investigate the microbiota, mechanisms of action and intestine barrier function.

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

By Nathan Gray

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and commercial interest. But what does the future have in story for the sector?

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Chr. Hansen says its new liquid probiotic is a more child- and elderly- friendly dosage form than tablets

Chr. Hansen takes first shot at liquid probiotics

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Chr. Hansen has announced the launch of its first liquid form probiotic with a broad target audience, available in a shot dosage which has already proved popular in Italy.

'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

TEAGASC SCIENTIST SAYS NEW PROBIOTIC CUTS CHOLESTEROL

'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

By Fiona Barry

Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.

Probiotic milk may alleviate fever: Yakult study

Probiotic milk may alleviate fever: Yakult study

By Nathan Gray

Milk fermented with Lactobacillus casei may help to alleviate fever caused by norovirus gastroenteritis by correcting imbalances of intestinal microflora, according to a new study.

Hi-tech bars

Hi-tech bars

French ingredients firm Rhodia Food has developed technology to
include beneficial probiotics in a nutritional bar, helping
manufacturers to tap two of the biggest trends in healthy eating.

Probiotic project

Probiotic project

As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new
European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of
two probiotic strains on easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowel
diseases (IBD).

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