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Probiotics and prebiotics in female health

Smejkal, C., Kolida, S., Bingham, M., Gibson, G. and McCartney, A. (2003) Probiotics and prebiotics in female health. Menopause International, 9 (2). pp. 69-74. ISSN 1754-0453

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1258/136218003100322224

Abstract/Summary

Functional foods such as probiotics, prebiotics and nutraceuticals are of extreme interest to researchers. There is growing evidence that these food ingredients may improve and in some cases treat certain conditions that are implicated in women's health. The use of probiotics (live, beneficial bacteria) in improving gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal tract conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, candidiasis and other female urogenital tract conditions are reviewed. Emphasis is also given to the importance of prebiotics (non-digestible food ingredients) in osteoporosis management and alleviation of menopausal symptoms and reducing the onset of cancer.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Food Microbial Sciences Research Group
ID Code:12982
Uncontrolled Keywords:GENITOURINARY AND GUT INFECTIONS, IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, OSTEOPOROSIS, PREBIOTICS, PROBIOTICS

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