In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 public health crisis, the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 has been cancelled, but will return June 16-18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. After extensive discussions between William Reed, the publishers of NutraIngredients-USA and hosts … [Read more...] about IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 cancelled: We’ll be back in 2021
Eat more fiber, dietitians advise. To be sure, health-conscious, disease-fearing humans love their beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains — until the dreaded intestinal gas shows up in the end. Healthy plant-based diets are rich in fermentable residues. These components (resistant starches, … [Read more...] about A Case for Probiotics in Gas-Related Symptoms
Like its name, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is nasty: death of tissue in the bowel. Primarily affecting preterm infants born before 32 weeks’ gestation, NEC—though fairly rare— is a serious and sometimes fatal disorder. Though the causes of NEC are not completely understood, an abnormal … [Read more...] about Probiotics and Necrotizing Enterocolitis
As hallmarks of the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, respiratory infections can lead to inflammation, pneumonia and even death. Lung epithelial cells act as the first line of defense against pathogens. In addition, these cells can trigger microbial defense, enhancing innate and adaptive immune … [Read more...] about Respiratory Microbes and Lung Inflammation
A widely viewed television program named “60 Minutes” recently posed the question “Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything?” Be sure to watch the 13 minute piece which aired on June 28, 2020 here. IPA with its Scientific Committee immediately addressed the concerns and inconsistencies in the segment. … [Read more...] about IPA Responds to “60 Minutes” Video
World Microbiome Day is celebrated on June 27th this year. Diversity is the theme: the event will celebrate diversity of microbes, microbiome habitats and diets to feed microbiomes. In addition, diversity among microbiome researchers will be spotlighted. World Microbiome Day 2020 will … [Read more...] about World Microbiome Day Spotlights Diversity
In addition to offering exclusive content on its website, the International Probiotics Association educates across other platforms. The latest offering is Probiotics Show Promise in Parkinson’s Disease, an article that appears on Whole Foods magazine online. The trade magazine showcases and informs … [Read more...] about IPA Explores Parkinson’s at WholeFoods Magazine
On June 22, 2020, IPA will host a free webinar titled: Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotics? REGISTER NOW FOR THE FREE WEBINAR By 2019, there were over 255 species of the genus Lactobacillus that had been named for the same common property of lactic acid production … [Read more...] about Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotics?