Gut Flora

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Three areas of women's health

Lallemand to target women’s health regime

By Nicholas Robinson

Yeast and bacteria specialist Lallemand is promoting the benefits to women’s health that its range of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria can offer.

Research show the high beta-palmitate fat blend provides beneficial health effects

Speciality fat for infant formula boosts gut health

By Gary Scattergood

A new study has revealed that InFat - a vegetable-based fat for infant formula with a similar structure to breast milk - provides beneficial effects for the health and well-being of formula-fed infants.

Berryman: EFSA is short of probiotic experts

Probiotics set to win health claims approval

By Rick Pendrous

New research on the efficacy of probiotics means it is inevitable they will win health claims approval, according to Paul Berryman, chief executive of Leatherhead Food Research.

Beyond the gut: probiotics

Beyond the gut: probiotics

By Anne Bruce

The benefits of probiotics for digestion is well publicised, but research on their other strengths is growing, as Anne Bruce reports

Cultural sensitivity

Cultural sensitivity

Probiotics are enjoying a level of growth that other products can only dream of in a recession, says Michelle Knott

A gut above the rest

A gut above the rest

By Elaine Watson

Linda Thomas of Yakult talks to Elaine Watson about the flora, fauna and faeces of the gut

Gut reaction

Gut reaction

To build trust in the lucrative probiotics sector, health claims must be based on solid evidence.

Wholegrain cereals shown to be prebiotic

Wholegrain cereals shown to be prebiotic

By Sarah Britton

Wholegrain wheat consumed in the form of a breakfast cereal can provide a natural prebiotic effect, according to new research from Reading...


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