Month: July 2018

Probiotics and respiratory allergies

Respiratory allergies caused by house dust mites are one of the most common triggers of allergic rhinitis and asthma. This review summarises the current evidence for the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of respiratory allergic conditions. Probiotics appear to improve the symptom scores and quality of life in patients with allergic rhinitis …

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Gut microbiota in nutrition and health

Human gut microbiota plays a key role in disease, nutrition and health. Antibiotics, medications and specific food ingredients influence the composition and diversity of the gut microbiota. Targeting the gut microbiome with probiotics, prebiotics or dietary fibre is beneficial for human health. The analysis of 22 systematic reviews (313 trials, 46 826 participants) showed that …

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