Interest Surging in Probiotic Foods that Promote Health
The symposium brought together scientific experts and medical doctors in the fields of gastroenterology, nutrition, microbiology and pediatrics to share cutting-edge research on the health effects of probiotics.
A world class panel of speakers, including
Physician Assistants are increasingly asked to explain how probiotics like those in cultured dairy products and other foods or supplements can benefit the gastrointestinal tract, immunity, and health throughout the lifespan. This symposium provided the scientific evidence to help them do that.
Probiotics are a diverse group of live microorganisms. They are called “good” bacteria because they can provide health benefits when provided in the right amounts. Probiotics have been clinically shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of certain gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory infections, and allergic conditions. New research continues to emerge demonstrating their positive impact on health in all ages and in optimizing immune system function.
There are numerous different probiotic foods and supplements available in the US market today. Probiotics are used worldwide and the US and European probiotic markets are expected to expand as more people become educated on their health benefits.
The program was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant provided by The Dannon Company, Inc. and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.
For more information on probiotics, visit www.probioticscenter.com.
A Web cast of the symposium will be made available at www.aapa.org.
Dannon and Yakult Continue to Advocate and Lead Probiotic Research and Education
The Dannon Company is America’s founding national yogurt company and continually leverages its expertise to develop and market innovative cultured fresh dairy products in
Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., headquartered in
SOURCE The Dannon Company, Inc.; Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.