Health

Is your body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help

Whether it's from jetting across time zones, pulling all-nighters at school or working the overnight shift, chronically disrupting our circadian rhythm—or internal biological clocks—can take a measurable toll on everything ...

Immunology

Are prebiotics or probiotics effective against dermatitis?

Evidence supporting a key role for an altered gut microbiome in the development of atopic dermatitis (AD) would suggest that the use of probiotics or prebiotics to correct microbial imbalances in the gut could help prevent ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Probiotics reduce rate of infection after liver transplant

(HealthDay)—Liver transplant recipients have a lower rate of infection with receipt of prebiotics and probiotics before surgery, according to a meta-analysis published in the September issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Medications

Researchers show prebiotic can reduce severity of colitis

Researchers at Michigan State University have shown a prebiotic may help the body's own natural killer cells fight bacterial infection and reduce inflammation, greatly decreasing the risk of colon cancer.

Gastroenterology

Pre- and probiotics keep intestinal barriers strong

We hear a lot about how probiotics are key to gut health, and therefore an important component of overall health. The same goes for prebiotics, another weapon in the arsenal of gut-helping molecules. But how do pre- and probiotics ...

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