Prebiotic

Is fibre essential for brain health? GettyImages/Fascinadora

Is fibre essential for brain health?

By Donna Eastlake

The importance of dietary fibre for a healthy gut has been hailed for years now. But is it also the secret to a healthy brain?

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Could eating beans aid cancer prevention?

By Donna Eastlake

Research suggests consuming nutrient and fibre-rich foods, such as beans, which support the health of good bacteria in the gut, could help in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

Low dose resistant potato starch shows prebiotic effects in new study

Low dose resistant potato starch shows prebiotic effects in new study

By Olivia Haslam

A new clinical trial has concluded that Solnul, a resistant potato starch (RPS), has prebiotic effects at low dosages, stimulating increases in beneficial health-associated bacteria and reducing diarrhoea and constipation when compared to a placebo group.

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Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, says a study from King’s College London.

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Probiotics help preterm babies establish a 'normal' microbiome: Study

By Danielle Masterson

Specific strains of probiotic Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacteria given to preterm babies in combination with breast milk may help to build microbial populations and gut health that mirror those of full-term babies, suggests data from the Baby-Associated...

Probiota 2012 probiotic conference extends poster deadline

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

By Nathan Gray

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th...

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