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IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017: A record-breaking event in pictures

The IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in San Francisco brought together over 300 industry experts, scientists, regulators, clinicians, formulators, marketers and brand holders. 

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017: A record-breaking event in pictures

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather groups in Africa.


Prebiotic corn fiber boosts calcium absorption among adolescent girls, study finds

The research of Corrie Whisner, PhD, has helped solidify a new application for prebiotics—their effect on bone health.

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

Dr. Mark Cope, Applied Nutrition Manager at DuPont Nutrition, summarizes the clinical trial that backs DuPont’s prebiotic + probiotic blend marketed for weight management, Howaru Shape.

IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

Research director at Lallemand Health Solutions Dr. Thomas Tompkins talks about the history of human microbiome’s link with ‘melancholia,’ and a look ahead into probiotic + depression research.

Gut health & sleep: Is there potential for pre- and probiotics for sleep improvement?

The potential link between the gut microbiota and sleep is emerging, so could prebiotics and probiotics find a lucrative place in the booming natural sleep aid category?

What is a probiotic? IPA releases guidance document on qualifying probiotics

The definition of probiotic varies by region, and an increasing number of products potentially mislabeled as “probiotic”. In response, the International Probiotics Association has released a guidance document.

Looking ahead to the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

The gut-brain axis: An exploding field with popular appeal

Interest in how the gut microbiota may influence brain function and vice versa is growing, and recent data indicates the beneficial bugs may also help with PTSD and protect against potentially detrimental effects of antibiotic use in early life.

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