Safety Data May Be Lacking in Trials of Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics

July 17, 2018

Thirty-seven and 16% of the 242 studies mentioning harm-related results used only generic statements to describe AEs and used inadequate metrics, respectively.

<i>L. reuteri</i> Probiotic Effective for Colic in Breastfed Infants

December 27, 2017

Probiotic group averaged less crying and/or fussing time and was more likely to experience treatment success

Can Probiotics Prevent <i>C. difficile</i>-Associated Diarrhea?

By December 20, 2017

Analysis of all patients who completed the study (N=8,672) found that probiotics reduce the risk of CDAD by 60%. Among the probiotic group the incident of CDAD was 1.5% (70/4,525) compared to 4% (164/4,147) in the placebo.

Does Probiotic Use Attenuate Depressive Symptoms?

By October 12, 2016

An increasing body of research has demonstrated a strong connection between the gut microbiome and mood disorders.

Gripe Water with Probiotic Now Available for Infants

By August 23, 2016

Wellements announced the launch of Wellements Probiotic Gripe Water, the first gripe water to contain probiotics, to help ease a newborn's stomach discomfort often associated with gas, colic, fussiness, and hiccups.

Are Probiotics Beneficial for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients?

May 05, 2016

Probiotic supplementation seems beneficial for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Antibiotic Use in Youth May Up Adolescent Prediabetes Risk

By April 05, 2016

Young children who take antibiotics may disrupt their gut microbes and be more likely to develop adolescent prediabetes.

Why Probiotics Could Be Novel Tx for Food Allergies

By September 23, 2015

Infants who developed intolerance to cow's milk showed significant differences in gut bacteria after being treated with probiotics, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago has found.

Probiotics in the ICU: Can They Prevent, Fight Superbugs?

By August 28, 2015

Probiotics did not help prevent or eliminate gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) vs. standard care, researchers presented.

Probiotics May Help Reduce Sepsis Risk in Burn Patients

By July 09, 2015

Patients who had suffered severe burns were found to have a huge increase in Enterobacteriaceae and a decrease in beneficial bacteria, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.

There May Be Gluten in Your Probiotic, Says New Study

By May 15, 2015

An analysis performed by researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center shows that more than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten.

Gut Bacteria, ASD, and Probiotics: Exploring the Relationship

By March 18, 2015

New evidence has emerged exploring the relationship between gut microbiome, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and probiotic treatment.

Can Probiotics Prevent the Common Cold?

February 03, 2015

More patients are turning to probiotics for the promotion of digestive health, but can they also help patients avoid acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), such as the common cold?

Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics: Which Help IBS, CIC?

October 07, 2014

Although there are pharmacological therapies for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), interest is growing in modulation of GI flora as an alternative treatment.

For Infants With Colic, Probiotic Not Beneficial

April 03, 2014

Use of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 does not provide benefit for breastfed or formula fed infants with colic.

<i>L. reuteri</i> Prophylaxis Found Beneficial for Term Newborns

January 15, 2014

Prophylaxis with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 during the first three months of life correlates with a reduction in functional gastrointestinal disorder symptoms and associated costs.

Insufficient Evidence to Support Probiotics for Crying Infants

October 09, 2013

There is still insufficient evidence to support probiotic use to manage colic or to prevent infant crying.

Early-Life Probiotics Reduce Allergies, Not Asthma

August 20, 2013

Probiotic exposure in early life may reduce total immunoglobulin E level (IgE) and protect against atopic sensitization, but does not seem to protect against asthma/wheezing.

Intestinal Microbiota Tied to Proatherosclerotic Metabolite

April 25, 2013

Production of the proatherosclerotic metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is dependent on intestinal microbiota metabolism, and increased TMAO levels correlate with the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.

Asprega ProPac Launched for AAD

February 27, 2013

Scimera BioScience announced the launch of Asprega ProPac (saccharomyces boulardii 20 billion CFUs) delayed-release capsules, a probiotic to relive gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotic therapy including antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD).

Delivery Mode, Infant Diet Affect Gut Microbiota

February 12, 2013

Mode of delivery and infant diet affect the gut microbiota early in life.

Human Breast Milk Microbiome Changes Over Time

January 28, 2013

The microbiome of breast milk is influenced by many factors, including maternal weight and how the baby was delivered.

Lower Microbial Diversity for Infants Who Develop Colic

January 14, 2013

In the first weeks of life, specific microbial signatures are present in infants who subsequently develop colic.

Florax DS Probiotic Line Launched

November 20, 2012

Hebron U.S.A. introduced the Florax DS product line featuring the Ready-to-Drink Probiotic for digestive and immune support, and an all-natural probiotic Diarrhea Relief that provides relief of occasional diarrhea, cramping, gas, and bloating without the use of harsh chemicals.

AHA: Engineered Tomatoes Can Deliver Oral apoA-I Mimetic

November 06, 2012

A genetically-engineered tomato containing apoA-I mimetic peptide, and bile salt hydrolase (BSH)-active Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) NCIMB 30242 capsules may be promising for favorably affecting cholesterol levels.

VSL#3 Junior Launched for Dietary Management of IBS and UC

October 16, 2012

VSL#3 JUNIOR, a once-daily, high-potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of children who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (UC) has been launched by Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals.