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
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?
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
Bone fractures severely affect quality of life and mortality in aging populations. Fortunately, research on the impact of gut microbiota (GM) on bone metabolism identifies potential new targets to modify bone mineral density. Indeed, probiotics may one day be part of effective treatment. … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Part of the Skeleton Crew?
An abnormal blood lipid profile is one crucial target in the risk-reduction, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death worldwide. Hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, increased low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and reductions in the levels of high-density … [Read more...] about Probiotics May Improve Blood Lipid Profile
Yogurt holds a special place at the breakfast table and even finds its way into the lunch box. By dinnertime, this fast and easy staple is usually consigned to the refrigerator. Time to change it up. Quick review Yogurt is produced by fermentation of milk (mostly cow’s milk but also from … [Read more...] about Yogurt: Beyond Breakfast