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2009-07-08 12:00:00

BOSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An emerging body of scientific research about probiotics was presented today at the academic conference, "Protective Nutrients, Are They Here To Stay?" an annual Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium. Every year, cutting-edge topics are selected to provide education about emerging topics in nutrition to key opinion leaders and healthcare providers, and this year probiotics took center stage. The symposium brought...

2009-06-30 05:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YoCream International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: YOCM.PK) is pleased to announce new YoCream High Culture(TM) Frozen Yogurt with L. acidophilus NCFM (trade name HOWARU(R) Dophilus) premium probiotics: the first soft serve frozen yogurt with beneficial probiotics clinically proven to strengthen the body's natural digestive system. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090630/SF39972) (Logo:...

2009-05-29 11:21:00

TORRANCE, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new study published in the journal Molecular Systems Biology show probiotics have a tangible effect on metabolism. Researchers from Imperial College London and Nestle Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, fed mice two different strains of probiotics, Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Each strain showed a range of biochemical effects that were markedly different. They also observed that one biological change was...

2009-05-27 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A growing body of research was presented at the symposium, "The Health Benefits of Probiotics" at the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) 37th Annual Conference. PAs from around the world who attended are an educational bridge to consumers and they desire to know more about these "friendly" bacteria and how to recommend them to their patients. The symposium brought together scientific experts and medical doctors in the fields of...

2009-05-08 13:25:18

Women given probiotics -- good bacteria -- in the first trimester of their pregnancy had less belly fat one year after giving birth, Finnish researchers said. Kirsi Laitinen of the University of Turku in Finland presented her findings at the European Congress on Obesity in Amsterdam. Laitinen said the research suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesity. In the study, 256 women were randomly divided into three groups during the first trimester of pregnancy....

2009-05-07 11:20:52

One year after giving birth, women were less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of pregnancy, found new research that suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesity. Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain a healthy bacterial balance in the digestive tract by reducing the growth of harmful bacteria. They are part of the normal digestive system and play a role in controlling...

2009-04-27 10:53:00

TORRANCE, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research reported in the journal Gut Pathogens, supplements of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota may ease symptoms of anxiety in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Thirty-nine patients with CFS received daily supplements of either Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota or placebo for two months. Compared to the placebo group, those receiving the bacterial strain reported significant increases in both Lactobacillus and...

2009-04-01 10:00:00

OrganoBalance GmbH and BASF developed pro-t-action(TM) product based on probiotic microorganisms Active ingredient easily integrated into consumer products for daily oral care Full research studies introduced at International Association of Dental Research annual conference in Miami, FL, April 1-4 LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and MIAMI, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With an eye to help remedy a main cause of tooth decay affecting an estimated 5 billion people world-wide, BASF -- The Chemical Company,...

2009-03-27 12:39:07

Scientists in China are developing a low-calorie, low-sugar vegetable juice for people with diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions. Heqin Xing and Xiuqi Liu of Jilin University in Changchun, China, described a cost-effective method of preparing a special type of vegetable drink using lactic acid-producing bacteria to remove carbohydrates while retaining good taste, vitamins and other nutrients. To develop the juice -- made from pumpkin, balsam pear, onion and carrots -- Xing and Liu turned to...

2009-02-27 10:30:00

- Probiotics expert Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders and food industry authority Donna Berry will give a probiotics seminar with insightful tips for retailers - TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In the last few years, literally hundreds of probiotic products have been introduced to the U.S. marketplace. The need for retailers and buyers to be well-informed about what differentiates probiotic products from others is essential. At the Natural Products Expo West, the premier natural and...


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2011-04-18 21:52:41

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species in the genus Lactobacillus. It is a homo-fermentative species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, which grows readily at rather low pH values and has an optimum growth temperature of 37 °C. It occurs naturally in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract, mouth, and vagina. Some strains have probiotic characteristics. Strains are commercially used in many dairy products. It is part of the normal vaginal flora and the acid it produces can help...

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