The microbiome and its links with health and disease is a growing area of research. As we become increasingly aware of the role of our microbiota and its influence on digestion, immunity, mental health, weight and performance, the papers and articles discussing this topic appear almost daily.
Here, we summarise some of the latest reviews and news.
A systematic review of 70 studies investigating the use of probiotics in the management of lower gastrointestinal symptoms (IBS, antibiotic-associated diarrhoea, diarrhoea associated with Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy and other conditions) was performed, evidence was
The effect and safety of probiotics in the prevention of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in 3720 participants of all ages were assessed in the Cochrane systematic review of 12 randomised controlled trials. The