Probiotics May Benefit Patients With Parkinson Disease

In vitro evidence suggests probiotics may decrease pro-inflammatory cytokines, oxidative stress, and potentially pathogenic bacterial overgrowth in patients with Parkinson disease(PD), according to a study in Frontiers in Immunology. The study was conducted to investigate whether the use of probiotics could benefit patients with PD.

PROBIOTICS CAN’T EVICT THIS BUG FROM TINY STOMACH PITS

The stomach-dwelling bacteria Helicobacter pylori survives in the stomach—a hellish, churning vat of hydrochloric acid—by holing up inside that organ’s pitlike glands and establishing squatter’s rights. Once the germ has set up shop, the investigators learned, even competing strains of the same species can’t displace it, or even share its hideout.

Are Probiotics Money Down the Toilet? Or Worse?

With interest growing in natural therapies, the popularity of probiotics is on the rise. In 2012, almost 4 million US adults reported using probiotics or prebiotics...

Two studies find probiotic therapy ineffective against stomach flu, diarrhea

A widely-used probiotic therapy is ineffective against the diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain of gastroenteritis, two large studies in the U.S. and Canada have concluded.

Probiotic Safety—No Guarantees

For centuries, people have consumed live bacteria in many foods, such as yogurt, cheese, kimchi, and sauerkraut. The mass-marketing of isolated live bacteria for their purported beneficial or “probiotic” properties, however, is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Probiotic use is a link between brain fogginess, severe bloating

Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report.

There's really not much proof probiotics work: Study

Over the past decade, probiotic dietary supplements have turned into a multi-million dollar industry, taken by almost 4 million adults and prescribed by up to 60 percent of health care providers.

HomeFeatured Human Gut Study Questions Probiotic Health Benefits

Summary: According to researchers, probiotics may not be as effective as most believe. Researchers report many people’s digestive tracts prevent standard probiotics from successfully colonizing them.

Probiotic Use is a Link Between Brain Fogginess and Severe Bloating

Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report.

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Treating Gut Microbiome with Probiotics Seen to Aid Cognitive Abilities in Pilot Study

A small pilot study found that eight weeks of treatment with probiotics — live microorganisms thought beneficial to the gut microbiota — significantly helped to improve some aspects of cognition in fibromyalgia patients, like impulsive choice and decision-making.

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 Are probiotics safe? Study shows we really don't know

People widely assume that probiotics and prebiotics are safe, but researchers in France said Monday that there’s very little research to show that’s true.

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