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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 202-208
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2006.202.208
Therapeutic Properties of Probiotic Bacteria
Nathanon Trachoo and Chantelle Boudreaux

Abstract:
In spite of its long history, public consciousness of probiotics has shifted dramatically in recent years. This is due to a number of factors, including an increased concern about the potential generation of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains due to widespread antibacterial use, and also to the spreading realization that one`s health can be, not simply maintained, but actually improved with proper nutrition. Combined, these factors have stimulated a surge in probiotic research in the past decade, resulting in increasingly refined studies. Indeed, after Elie Metchnikov first printed his work suggesting a positive correlation between human longevity and the consumption of fermented milk, information on probiotics is leaving the realm of the anecdotal as recent, double-blind, placebo controlled randomized tests support beneficial probiotic activity. Concurrently, more is being learned about their activities in vivo. While much work remains to be done before a detailed understanding of probiotics can be achieved, there is mounting evidence that probiotics, when used in proper conditions, may indeed have prophylactic or preventative effects on a broad array of human and animal diseases. This article briefly surveys probiotic history and discusses recent research with a special emphasis on lactic acid bacteria probiotics. Finally, it discusses the inherent difficulties of their study and suggestions for standards for future work.
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How to cite this article:

Nathanon Trachoo and Chantelle Boudreaux , 2006. Therapeutic Properties of Probiotic Bacteria. Journal of Biological Sciences, 6: 202-208.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2006.202.208

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2006.202.208

 
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