The species of Bifidobacterium longum and Prevotella copri differed significantly in abundance between sarcopenia sufferers and healthy controls in a new study of elderly women, highlighting potential treatment intervention opportunities.
Researchers at the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary have pinpointed which gut bacteria help the immune system fight off cancerous tumors and the mechanisms in doing so. The breakthrough...
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Relatively small doses of prebiotics may be able to increase the body's production of health-boosting short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by activating the metabolism of human colonic microbiota, according to researchers in Japan.
Altering the gut microbiome to remove bacteria that possess the bacterial enzyme urease, and increase the population of 'good' bacteria that do not contain the enzyme, may be an effective approach to battling Crohn's disease, say researchers.
Polysaccharides from Aloe vera may boost the growth of beneficial gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp., says a new study from Chile that supports the prebiotic potential of the compounds.
Probiotics are distinct types of bacteria that have been clearly defined by health authorities around the world, trade associations, as well as the World Health Organization. However, this definition may have not yet entered mainstream consciousness.
Gastrointestinal composition could affect the risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review, which calls on greater scientific focus to be devoted to the impact probiotics and prebiotics can have on reducing risk.
The benefit of probiotics in relation to childhood throat infections and halitosis have been underlined by two recent trials, revealed BLIS Technologies' Dr John Hale at our recent Probiota Asia summit in Singapore.
Researchers in Serbia found that diabetic lab rats orally administered with the probiotic Lactobacillus paraplantarum BGCG11 experienced a reduced level of DNA damage in the liver and kidney, compared to control rats that didn’t receive probiotics.
The study of prebiotics — a term used to describe the ‘food’ beneficial gut bacteria feed on — is still in its infancy. Researchers in Brazil synthesized existing studies of dark blue flavonoids called anthocyanins and found that more and more studies...
Melanin in ink from the most commonly consumed cuttlefish in China can become a powerful functional food component and potential therapeutic aid for manipulating the gut microbiota, according to a new study.
There are considerable differences in the gut bacteria of children of South Asian heritage compared to Caucasians, with a new study highlighting the strong influence played by ethnicity and breastfeeding.
Scientists in Singapore have managed to genetically alter some E. coli probiotic strains to sense and kill a harmful gut pathogen, which they say could be used to help protect against certain diseases.