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Publications

Validation of Stimulatory Effect of Oat Ingredients on Lactobacilli

The prebiotic activity of a commercially available oat product and a novel oat ingredient, at similar -glucan loads, was tested using a validated in vitro gut model. The novel oat ingredient was tested...

Bifidobacterium longum counters the effects of obesity

The human gut microbiota has emerged as a key factor in the development of obesity. Certain probiotic strains have shown anti-obesity effects. The objective of this study was to investigate whether...

Functional Ingredient, Improves Physical Strength

An Artificial Intelligence Characterised Functional Ingredient, Derived from Rice, Inhibits TNF-  and Significantly Improves Physical Strength in an Inflammaging Population. Food-derived bioactive...

A Novel Class of Psychotropic

Psychobiotics: A Novel Class of Psychotropic

Here, we define a psychobiotic as a live organism that, when ingested in adequate amounts, produces a health benefit in patients suffering from psychiatric illness. As a class of probiotic, these bacteria...

gut brain axis research

The microbiota-gut-brain axis

The importance of the gut-brain axis in maintaining homeostasis has long been appreciated. However, the past 15 yr have seen the emergence of the microbiota (the trillions of microorganisms within and on...

microbiome and diet

Feeding melancholic microbes: recommendations on diet and mood

Depression is a highly prevalent disorder which exerts a major economic impact in all European countries. The brain-gut-microbiota axis has been described as a new paradigm for advancing understanding and...

neurological disorders

The gut microbiome in neurological disorders

Research into the role of the gut microbiome in modulating brain function has rapidly increased over the past 10 years, albeit chiefly in animal models. Increasing clinical and preclinical evidence...

psychobiotics pre clinical

Bifidobacterium longum 1714 as a translational psychobiotic

The emerging concept of psychobiotics—live microorganisms with a potential mental health benefit—represents a novel approach for the management of stress-related conditions. The majority of studies have...

cardiovascular clinical study

Efficacy of Isomaltulose in Modulating Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults

Hyperglycemia is linked to impaired arterial endothelial function (EF), an early sign of cardiovascular disease. We compared the efficacy of low‐glycemic index isomaltulose with that of sucrose in...

Bifidobacterium breve Bif195

Probiotic protects against small intestinal damage in healthy volunteers

Enteropathy and small-intestinal ulcers are common side effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). Safe, cytoprotective strategies are needed to reduce this risk....