Probiotics and Weight Loss Probiotics and Weight Loss
Not surprisingly, there has been a lot of interest in manipulating the gut microbiota to facilitate weight loss. How might probiotics play a role?Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

Health effects of probiotics: Where do we stand?
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cranberries boost good bacteria in the gut, say scientists
Xyloglucans, the special sugars found in cranberry cell walls, encourage a certain type of probiotic in the gut say Massachusetts experts. But xyloglucans are  indigestible in the fruit itself. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics May Have Benefits for UC, but Not Crohn's Probiotics May Have Benefits for UC, but Not Crohn's
A probiotic called VSL#3 may be effective in inducing remission in active ulcerative colitis (UC), according to findings from a new systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HUH? Pizza maker offering probiotics with pizza
(Natural News) It’s becoming glaringly obvious that people want to be healthy without actually being healthy. Interest in probiotics has soared remarkably in the last couple of years due to the growing amount of research that touts its numerous benefits. At first, people were limited to taking their daily dose of the healthy bacteria from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics Don ’ t Curb Infections in Healthy Infants Entering Child Care Probiotics Don ’ t Curb Infections in Healthy Infants Entering Child Care
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Chr. Hansen sees strong demand for probiotics to replace antibiotics in meat
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Food ingredients maker Chr. Hansen is seeing strong demand for probiotics for animals as farmers and restaurant chains come under growing pressure to use fewer antibiotics in the food chain, its chief executive said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: Probiotics may not prevent infections in babies
Probiotic supplements may not protect babies from catching colds or stomach bugs in day care, a new clinical trial suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Supplements, Gastroenteritis, Infant and Newborn Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
MONDAY, July 3, 2017 -- Probiotic supplements may not protect babies from catching colds or stomach bugs in day care, a new clinical trial suggests. Probiotics are bacteria and other microorganisms that dwell in the body, aiding in digestion,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections
Title: Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' InfectionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - July 3, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Probiotic Beer Boosts Immunity and Improves Gut Health
New specialty beer incorporates probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei L26 which has the ability to neutralise toxins and viruses, as well as regulate the human immune system (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 28, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Probiotics Source Type: news

Treating ASD by Targeting Bacteria in the Gut
Therapies to change the bacteria in the gut microbiota, through diet, probiotic and prebiotic supplements, faecal matter transplants or antibiotics, could treat autism (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 20, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Autism Source Type: news

Is it safe to give my baby probiotics for colic?
Having a colicky, inconsolable baby can be one of the toughest parts of parenthood. Seeing your newborn cry and scream — without the slightest clue as to how you can help — is enough to make most moms and dads want to curl up and cry right along with the child. Making things worse, science isn’t really sure what causes colic, making a quick and simple treatment hard to find in many cases. “Fussy or colicky babies can be a source of stress for parents, caregivers and doctors,” says Dr. Sonia Ballal, a gastroenterologist atBoston Children’s Hospital. “Right now, we do not completely ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: Parenting colic gastroenterology Gastroesophageal reflux disease probiotics Source Type: news

Probiotics and oral health: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:The literature reviewed suggests probiotics usage could be beneficial for the maintenance of oral health, due to its ability to decrease the colony forming units (CFU) counts of the oral pathogens. However, randomized clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods are needed to confirm their efficacy in reducing the prevalence/incidence of oral infectious diseases. Furthermore, the recognition of specific strains with probiotic activity for each infectious oral disease is required, in order to determine exact dose, treatment time and ideal vehicles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Would You Drink A Probiotic With The Gut Bacteria Of Elite Athletes?
Can sneaker endorsements, cereals, protein powders or electrolyte cocktails get any of us closer to the peak level performance of our favorite athletes? Despite billions in sales, the answer is probably no. But how about an elite athlete’s biology? With 100 trillion cells in the human body, bacteria outnumber our own human cells 2 to 1, and bacteria in our gut affect all our key organ functions. The microbiome plays a role in our health, development and wellness, including endurance, recovery and mental aptitude. What if we could tap the gut bacteria of elite athletes to produce customized probiotics ― and what if ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics may not always be a silver bullet for better health
Researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function. In rats fed on'junk'diets, the probiotic medicine was able to significantly impact microbial composition in the gut and prevent memory loss. But for rats on a healthy diet, the probiotic did little to influence microbial composition and actually impaired memory function. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 14, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Want To Reduce Your Blood Sugar Levels? Try Probiotics
NEW ORLEANS — The microbes that live in your gut may play a surprising role in your blood sugar levels, a small new study from Canada finds. The study involved people who were following the DASH diet, which is recommended for people with high blood pressure. The people on this diet who also consumed probiotics, which are considered “good” bacteria, had a decrease in several measures of blood sugar levels over a three-month period, according to the findings. People with consistently high blood sugar levels may or may not go on to be diagnosed with diabetes; a diagnosis can depend on the results of several ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotics 'aid memory in people with Alzheimer's disease'
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial looked at whether probiotic supplements help improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer's disease over 12 weeks. It also investigated the effect of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism in the body. It found treatment with probiotic supplements resulted in a small improvement in cognitive function compared with the control group. But everyone remained severely cognitively impaired, and it's not clear if the change in score was clinically important in terms of function. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few things to bear in mind...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news

Probiotics Improve Memory in People with Alzheimers Disease
Effect of probiotic supplementation on cognitive function and metabolic status in Alzheimer's disease: a randomized, double-blind, and controlled trial (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 11, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Probiotics Source Type: news

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Add Probiotics To Your Diet
One of the most overlooked aspects of healthy eating is incorporating probiotics into one's diet. The fact that probiotics are technically a form of bacteria tends to turn people off. However, there is bad bacteria and good bacteria, and probiotics are the latter. By recognizing that they are good bacteria and having a better understanding how probiotics work, you will see how useful they can be for your overall health. Here is a closer look at five of the many benefits of making probiotics a regular part of your diet. 1. Soothes Indigestion Probiotics have been shown to play a role in preventing and relieving various ty...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics company with Colorado plant to be bought for $105 million
Nutraceutix Inc. — a company based near Seattle that make probiotic supplements in Lafayette, Colorado — is being bought by a Swedish probiotics company, Probi AB, in a $105 million cash deal. Redmond, Washington-based Nutraceutix, which was founded in 1983, manufactures probiotics, a type of bacteria that live in the digestive tract and may play a role in fending off infections and other health problems. Nutraceutix makes its probiotics strains in Redmond, freeze-dries them and then ships… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Nielsen Source Type: news

Probiotics company with Colorado plant to be bought for $105 million
Nutraceutix Inc. — a company based near Seattle that make probiotic supplements in Lafayette, Colorado — is being bought by a Swedish probiotics company, Probi AB, in a $105 million cash deal. Redmond, Washington-based Nutraceutix, which was founded in 1983, manufactures probiotics, a type of bacteria that live in the digestive tract and may play a role in fending off infections and other health problems. Nutraceutix makes its probiotics strains in Redmond, freeze-dries them and then ships… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rachel Nielsen Source Type: news

No evidence probiotics are beneficial for healthy adults
Conclusion This review finds no evidence that probiotic supplements have beneficial effects on the composition of gut bacteria in healthy adults. The review has strengths in that it pre-specified exactly which trials would be eligible – that is, only RCTs in healthy adults, comparing probiotics with placebo, that assessed changes in gut bacteria levels as the main outcome. This should aim to reduce diversity between the trials and try to find a definitive answer on the effect in a specific population. However, despite this, the seven trials were still highly variable in their methods and design, such...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Medical practice Food/diet Source Type: news

Do Probiotic Products Live Up to Their Promises?
By: Amy Gorin A daily dose of good bacteria can boost your health, but not all foods containing probiotics are created equal. Find out which are the best to add to your diet. You've probably heard the term "probiotics" thrown around in your doctor's office or grocery store, especially regarding some staple foods in your kitchen, including yogurt, kefir, and kimchi. You might've also caught wind that probiotics are living microorganisms (including common bacterial strains like Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as well as yeast), but not the scary kind that make you sick. It's the opposite: Probiotics support pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic supplements 'could help prevent menopause-associated bone loss'
Bone loss associated with the menopause could potentially be addressed through the use of probiotic supplements.This is according to new research from the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University in the US, which conducted an experiment with mice and discovered evidence that probiotic bacteria may have potential as an affordable treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis.Encouraging results The study involved the use of mice that had had their ovaries removed, meaning the animals underwent the same hormonal changes that occur when women reach the menopause.It was shown that the resulting loss of oest...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - May 2, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics Are Common in Hospitals, but Evidence Is Lacking
Many hospitals give probiotics to patients, even though there is little evidence that these so-called “beneficial bacteria” are safe and effective. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 3, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Alternative Medicine Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics Are Common in Hospitals, but Evidence Is Lacking
Many hospitals give probiotics to patients, even though there is little evidence that these so-called “beneficial bacteria” are safe and effective. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Alternative Medicine Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics Are Common in Hospitals, but Evidence Is Lacking
Many hospitals give probiotics to patients, even though there is little evidence that these so-called “beneficial bacteria” are safe and effective. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 3, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Alternative Medicine Live Clostridium Difficile (Bacterium) Featured Source Type: news

Feature Review: Probiotics for the prevention antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children
Should kids taking antibiotics also take probiotics?Antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) occurs when antibiotics disturb the natural balance of "good" and "bad" bacteria in the intestinal tract, causing harmful bacteria to multiply beyond their normal numbers. The symptoms of AAD include frequent watery bowel movements and crampy abdominal pain. Probiotics are found in dietary supplements or yogurts and contain potentially beneficial bacteria or yeast. Probiotics may restore the natural balance of bacteria in the intestinal tract and prevent AAD. A team of Cochrane authors based in Canada and the U...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 14, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 19, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Well: Many Probiotics Taken for Celiac Disease Contain Gluten
More than half of the 22 top-selling probiotic supplements that researchers analyzed contained gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye that is harmful to people with celiac disease. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 19, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: ANAHAD O'CONNOR Tags: Probiotics Body Celiac Disease Gluten Alternative Medicine Featured Source Type: news

Probiotics Could Help Defeat Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
By: Cari Nierenberg Published: May 04, 2015 01:09pm ET on LiveScience. Probiotics, or "good bacteria," may be helpful to people with seasonal allergies, a new review suggests. Researchers analyzed the results from more than 20 previous studies and found that hay fever sufferers may get some benefits from using probiotics, improving their symptoms and quality of life. But the jury is still out about whether probiotics are actually an effective treatment for people with seasonal allergies, said lead author Dr. Justin Turner, an ear-nose-and-throat surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts 'may help' hay fever
Conclusion This review has identified 23 trials investigating the effect of probiotics upon allergic rhinitis, which most people experience as hay fever. Overall, it found some evidence that taking probiotic yoghurts or supplements could improve the quality of life of people with allergic rhinitis, compared to taking placebo. However, it didn't find a direct effect on overall symptoms, or on levels of IgE in the blood. The review of the data showed some of the problems with research into probiotics in relation to allergies. Many different strains of probiotic organisms were used in the study, although most were from the f...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Probiotics May One Day Be Used To Treat Depression
What you eat can have a major impact on how you feel emotionally. A diet rich in probiotics -- which support the growth of "healthy" bacteria in the gut -- is known to boost digestive health and can even improve a person's immune system. But now an increasingly robust body of evidence suggests that gut bacteria may exert a significant effect on brain function and mental health. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that can be found in your body, as well as in supplements and foods fermented with live active cultures such as some yogurts, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir. These "good" bacteri...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure
Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trialAustralian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.A Melbourne-based study has already transformed the lives of many of the children who took part in the clinical trial.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 28, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Medical research Allergies Health Science Melbourne Australia news World news Source Type: news

'Sweet Peach' Probiotic, Developed By Two Men, Will Make Women's Vaginas Smell Like Peaches
Two science startup dudes introduced a new product idea this week: a probiotic supplement that will make women's vaginas smell like peaches. Austin Heinz and Gilad Gome, the founders of biotech startups Cambrian Genomics and Personalized Probiotics respectively, previewed their plans for a line of customer-specific probiotics, including the "Sweet Peach," at the Nov. 19 DEMO conference. The probiotic is designed to prevent yeast infections and UTIs, but will also make women's genitals smell like ripe fruit. "The idea is personal empowerment," Heinz said during the presentation, according to Inc.'s Jef...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Model Estimates Effect of Probiotics on Costs for Flu - Like Illnesses
Cost savings could include reductions in respiratory tract infections, antibiotic prescriptions, sick days (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Psychosocial Benefit Seen With Probiotic, Peanut Oral Immunotx
Sustained positive psychosocial impact for food allergy at 3 and 12months after end - of - treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Review: Pre/Probiotics May Be Useful for Depression, Anxiety
All seven studies demonstrated significant improvements in one or more of the outcomes measured (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

UP4 Probiotics Partners with The National Network to End Domestic...
UP4 Probiotics will be donating a portion of their sales of UP4 WOMEN’S probiotic to The National Network to End Domestic Violence...(PRWeb October 01, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12210206.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 1, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Probiotics: how each fared and what they contain
As a study suggests that probiotic drinks and supplements are likely to have no health benefits, we list the probiotics under scrutiny and the "good bacteria" they contain (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: probiotics actimel Bio-Kult yakult Probio7 probiotic drinks good bacteria Bio Balance Align Source Type: news

Yogurt and probiotic-rich foods can help lower blood pressure
(NaturalNews) A simple way to help keep your blood pressure in check is to consume plenty of probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, suggest the findings of a new scientific review. While not necessarily a cure for people with heart issues, probiotics have been shown in a multitude... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure
Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - July 28, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Body Blood Pressure medicine and health Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Well: Probiotics May Reduce Blood Pressure
Consuming probiotics has a small but significant effect in lowering blood pressure, a large review of studies has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Probiotics Body Blood Pressure medicine and health Featured Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news