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Fermented milk, probiotics and yeast membrane constituents may prevent colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the result of a series of histopathological changes starting with the appearance of outbreaks of aberrant crypts (AC) in the colon and generally leading to adenocarcinoma. CRC is one of the third most common diagnosed cancers in western countries.

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Monogenic Autoimmune Disorders Display Gut Microbial Dysbiosis

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Autoimmune diseases are an outcome of a dysfunctional immune system. Most common autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), are polygenic autoimmune disorders. However, several monogenic autoimmune disorders have been identified.

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Probiotic Foods and Supplements: An Open Letter From Paul Cotter

Dear Colleagues,

Fermentation, commonly used to preserve foods, has become the latest “gut health” phenomenon. Fermented foods contain an array of microorganisms which have the potential to confer health benefits to individuals that ingest them. In fact, there are several fermented beverages and foods currently on the market purported to be health-promoting; not all of which are equally beneficial.

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Probiotics: Market Trends and Opportunities 2017

Google search volume for the term ‘probiotics’ from 2004 – 2016. Data source: Google Trends

Microbiota has been associated with almost all aspects of human health and disease. Subsequently, the potential applications of probiotics broadened. However, health claim regulation has had a major impact on the probiotic market, particularly in the EU.

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Finding a High Quality Probiotic

This article was originally published by the California Dairy Research Foundation, May 2017,  and is published with permission.

Among all the options for probiotics on store shelves, how can end-users spot a high-quality product? In today’s U.S. market, it’s not easy.

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Video: Streptococcus salivarius K12 BLIS in the Treatment of Oral Cavities and Otitis Media

Robert Osgood,  Program Director and Associate Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, was interviewed about his work on the oral probiotic, Streptococcus salivarius K12 BLIS.

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Innovative Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Sydney, AU, Mon 13 FEB 2017; a television programme on the ABC aired a prime time expose on the Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM) industry, with the intent to discredit and warn consumers away from buying products that had no validated proof of working.

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The Human Microbiome in Focus: Probiotics, Modulation and Translation – Part 2

The 4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe explored microbiota both inside and outside the gut and examined the role of the human microbiome in various diseases with a focus on modulation and biotherapeutic translation.

Last week, we published Duc H. Le’s summary of some of the presentations on day one. Here’s the second day summed up.

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