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Newsletter #176
September 16th, 2020


Dear Friends,

This edition of our newsletter begins with a new article discussing updated guidance on the definition and scope of the word ‘synbiotic’ by a panel of experts under the auspices of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP).

Next up, a cross-sectional study now suggests that maintaining normal gut barrier function provides a new mechanism that supports the benefits of consuming yogurt. You will also come across a new study that found that bacteria in the small intestine may activate a pro-inflammatory response that prevents children from getting the calories and nutrients they need.

Finally, a new review provides an update on what recent human studies say about the role of dietary strategies in improving irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

Happy reading! 

The GMFH publishing team

A panel of experts provide guidance regarding appropriate use and scope of the term ‘synbiotic’

Health benefits linked to yogurt consumption could be explained as a result of improvements in gut barrier function

The mechanisms underlying associations between yogurt consumption and a reduced risk of negative health outcomes have not been widely studied. A cross-sectional study now suggests that...

Stunted growth in children does not have a simple root cause: bacteria in the small intestine emerge as new driver

Undernutrition still remains a major cause of death in children in some locations. A team led by Tahmeed Ahmed and Jeffrey I. Gordon have found a new driver for stunting: the bacteria that reside within...

Dietary strategies for managing IBS: what do human studies say?

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common disorders diagnosed by gastroenterologists. Peppermint oil, specific probiotics, psyllium supplementation, first-line IBS dietary advice, and a low FODMAP diet can aid in improving IBS symptoms...

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