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Prebiotic corn fiber boosts calcium absorption among adolescent girls, study finds

The research of Corrie Whisner, PhD, has helped solidify a new application for prebiotics—their effect on bone health. Watch more


There’s opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest. Watch more


Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather groups in Africa. Watch more


Prebiotics promote satiety, but it’s hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky. Read more


Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition & Health found. Watch more


Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

More studies looking at the link between a human’s microbiome and depression are underway. It’s not entirely a novel connection, according to Dr. Thomas Tompkins, research director at Lallemand Health Solutions, and there’s opportunity for probiotics to positively affect patients who are newly diagnosed with depression. Watch more


Gut health & sleep: Is there potential for pre- and probiotics for sleep improvement?

The potential link between the gut microbiota and sleep is emerging, so could prebiotics and probiotics find a lucrative place in the booming natural sleep aid category? Read more


A record breaking event in pictures

The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in San Francisco brought toghether over 300 industry experts, scientists, regulators, clinicians, formulators, marketers and brand holders. Read more


What is a probiotic? IPA releases guidance document on qualifying probiotics

DuThe definition of probiotic varies by region, and an increasing number of products potentially mislabeled as “probiotic”. In response, the International Probiotics Association has released a guidance document. Read more


Howaru Shape: ‘A new way of looking at weight management’

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s newly launched Howaru Shape is backed up by a clinical study that found that daily supplements of the probiotic may reduce body fat by 4.5%. Read more


Timing of probiotic consumption ‘unimportant’ for colonization: Study

Should probiotics be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? A new study from the University of Milan suggests it doesn’t matter. Read more


Danone Nutricia study backs synbiotic to ‘normalise’ microbiota after C-section

Supplementation with a synbiotic combination could help normalise the microbiota of infants born by Caesarean, according to new research heralded as a ‘big step’. Read more


Probiota Americas built around cutting edge research

Experts from diverse research fields including infant health, skin health and global microbial demographics will expand the view of the microbiome at the upcoming 2017 IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas. Read more


What impact is the microbiome having on the food industry?

Watch the discussion with Professor Tim Spector, Kings College London and Dr Oliver Hasselwander, DuPont. Watch the discussion


Individual microbiomes may influence tendencies to autoimmune diseases

A growing body of evidence links the microbiome with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis. Animal models show solid data linking dysbiosis and inflammatory arthritis whereas human studies are going forward. Read more


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