Probiotics

SCIENCE

Over the last 20 years, there have been more than 7,500 studies published on probiotics, according to PubMed. In 2015, there were more than 1,000 publications of articles in scientific journals outlining their health benefits.

Articles have appeared in peer review scientific journals of the highest quality such as The Lancet, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology and the British Medical Journal.

The Clinical and Economic Impact of Probiotics Consumption on Respiratory Tract Infections: Projections for Canada

The aim of this study was to assess the impact of probiotic use in terms of number of RTI episodes and days averted, and the number of antibiotic prescriptions and missed workdays averted, in the general population of Canada. In addition, the corresponding economic impact from both a healthcare payer and a productivity perspective was estimated.
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The science of ferments, fermentation, the microbiota & the health of yogurt

This paper, published by Danone, describes the vision of two extraordinary men: Elias Metchnikoff, the first person to observe the health benefits of microorganisms and Isaac Carasso, who was later inspired by the work of Elias Metchnikoff and subsequently founded Danone in order to produce a delicious food with health benefits.
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Probiotic consumption makes economic sense

A recently published study has calculated the economic impact of probiotic consumption (Lenoir-Wijnkoop et al., 2015). This study was sponsored by the Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) that have recently joined forces with the Yogurt and Live fermented milks Association (YLFA) and the International Probiotic Organization (IPA) to form IPA Europe.
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Probiotics, prebiotics and the gut microbiota

The purpose of the monograph is to discuss in understandable terms the current abundant scientific knowledge on prebiotics, probiotics and the intestinal microbiota, including the resulting effects on the host. The monograph does not address the detailed regulatory aspects of the topic. The challenge in nutritional sciences is not to tackle disease with a pharmaceutical approach, but rather to maintain and support health and thereby reduce the risk of disease.
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Potential economic impact of probiotics in respiratory tract infections

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Public health and budget impact of probiotics on common respiratory tract

Two recent meta-analyses by the York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) and Cochrane demonstrated probiotic efficacy in reducing the duration and number of common respiratory tract infections (CRTI) and associated antibiotic prescriptions. A health-economic analysis was undertaken to estimate the public health and budget consequences of a generalized probiotic consumption in France.
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Gut microbiota, probiotics and their impact throughout the lifespan

A major symposium hosted in Boston at the Harvard Medical School looked at “Gut Microbiota, Probiotics and Their Impact Throughout the Lifespan”. Leading researchers from around the world were convened to discuss current and emerging science in four areas of the age spectrum (Pregnancy, Neonatal Period, Adult Period, Older Adults). This Executive Proceedings provides a brief view of the topics covered in each of these areas.
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The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics consensus statement on the scope and appropriate use of the term probiotic

An expert panel was convened in October 2013 by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to discuss the field of probiotics. This document represents the conclusions of the ISAPP consensus meeting on the appropriate use and scope of the term probiotic.
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The potential for emerging therapeutic options for Clostridium difficile infection

The potential for emerging treatment options and efficacy of anti-C. difficile vaccines are discussed in this review.
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