Category Archives: Nutrition: Probiotics

Many Probiotics Are Contaminated with Traces of Gluten: Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2015) — More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling … Continue reading

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Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health

Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analysed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared … Continue reading

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Is there a gut-brain axis wherein what you eat affects your mood?

Bacteria appears to do a body a lot of good, from bolstering immunity to easing digestion. Recent evidence also points to certain bacteria as influencing mood, by producing compounds that travel from the intestine to the brain. (There’s even the … Continue reading

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Foods and bloating: a quick primer

Best: Cucumber People use cucumbers to reduce puffiness under their eyes—and you can eat them to do the same thing for your belly. The vegetable contains quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant that helps reduce swelling, says Health contributing nutrition editor Cynthia … Continue reading

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Colic in infants may be reduced by probiotics

TORONTO – Babies cry. And as many new parents quickly learn, sometimes feeding, changing a diaper, adjusting the temperature or cuddling won’t make the wee one stop wailing. As days roll into weeks, baby’s excessive and inconsolable crying, with bouts … Continue reading

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Probiotic dosage advice still needs tweaking

The effect of probiotics on functional constipation in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 1,2,3 First published August 6, 2014, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.114.089151 Am J Clin Nutr October 2014 ajcn.089151 Eirini Dimidi, Stephanos Christodoulides, Konstantinos C Fragkos, … Continue reading

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Probiotic organisms in food detectable with new technology

In the food industry is very important to ensure the quality and safety of products consumed by the population to improve their properties and reduce foodborne illness. Therefore, a team of Mexican researchers developed a sensing microbiosensor that detects beneficial … Continue reading

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Eating probiotics regularly may improve your blood pressure

Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the gut) thought to have beneficial effects; common sources are yogurt or … Continue reading

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Probiotics could diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver, NAFLD, obesity, diabetes

Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics during thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. This new finding, published today by the journal PLOS ONE, is a great … Continue reading

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Are kids’ probiotics OK?

Have you noticed probiotics showing up in your kids’ products lately? The hot health trend is being marketed to moms in infant formula, food and as kids’ supplements. Experts say probiotics may help fend off colds and flu, digestive problems … Continue reading

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A nut-based yogurt alternative

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València have obtained new products fermented with probiotic bacteria from grains and nuts - what is known as plant-based or vegetable “milks” - which are an alternative to conventional yogurts. The products are specially … Continue reading

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Probiotic therapy alleviates autism-like behaviors in mice

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as abdominal cramps and constipation. Using the … Continue reading

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Personalized probiotics may change bacterial mix that leads to painful sex after menopause

CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 3, 2013) — The mix of bacteria in the vagina changes as women go through menopause. And a certain mix is typical after menopause in women who have vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), a common cause of vaginal dryness … Continue reading

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