Month: August 2018

Probiotics and NAFLD

This review assessed the efficacy of probiotics, prebiotics or synbiotics in the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). A total of 1309 patients with NAFLD from 25 studies (11 probiotic, 9 prebiotic and 7 synbiotic) were included in the meta-analysis. All three treatments combined significantly reduced BMI (-0.37 kg/m2), hepatic alanine aminotransferase (−6.9 U/L), aspartate …

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Probiotics and atopy prevention

Probiotics significantly reduced the risk of atopic sensitisation by 29% when administered prenatally to the pregnant mother and postnatally to infant (RR 0.71; 95% CI, 0.57 to 0.89) and the risk of food sensitization (RR 0.77; 95% CI, 0.61 to 0.98)1. The meta-analysis of 17 studies with 4755 children showed that probiotic supplementation during pregnancy …

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Probiotics for the airways

Probiotics showed improvement of the clinical symptoms and quality of life in allergic rhinitis patients. The results from the studies investigating the potential of probiotic supplementation in the treatment of patients with asthma are promising. Probiotics can modulate nasal epithelial barrier via the expression and regulation of tight junctions and adherence junctions resulting in the …

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