ILSI, the EU-based International Life Sciences Institute, published a document describing ‘Dietary Fibre in Europe – Current State of Knowledge on Definitions, Sources, Recommendations, Intakes and Relationships to Health’.
New research (nt. J. Mol. Sci. 2017) examined the impact of a prebiotic, based on Galacto-oligosaccharides (GalOS) with β-1,6 and β-1,3 linkages, on markers of colorectal cancer in Wister rats.
A prebiotic nanofibre matrix that protects beneficial bacteria in the low pH environment of fruit juices could prove an effective encapsulation agent for the probiotic delivery in functional beverages.
Caret Pharma, subsidiary of a company that focuses on medical foods for intestinal conditions, announced that it will acquire Fiber Choice, a line of fiber supplements.
Pectin and pulp extracted from passion fruit makes an effective probiotic food carrier, research finds as it demonstrates properties that stimulate probiotic growth and survival in the gut.
Researchers in Brazil synthesized existing studies of dark blue flavonoids called anthocyanins and found that more and more studies hint to their prebiotic effect.
A specially formulated combination of probiotic and prebiotic has been shown to reduce the incidence of sepsis and death in infants in India by 40%, at a cost of only $1 per infant.
Feeding beneficial gut bacteria with fiber appears to help a signaling mechanism which limits the growth of harmful pathogens, according to a new study published in Science.