Actual concept of "probiotics": is it more functional to science or business?

  title={Actual concept of "probiotics": is it more functional to science or business?},
  author={Michele Caselli and Francesca Cassol and Girolamo Cal{\`o} and John Holton and Giovanni Zuliani and Antonio Gasbarrini},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={19 10},
It is our contention that the concept of a probiotic as a living bacterium providing unspecified health benefits is inhibiting the development and establishment of an evidence base for the growing field of pharmacobiotics. We believe this is due in part to the current regulatory framework, lack of a clear definition of a probiotic, the ease with which currently defined probiotics can be positioned in the market place, and the enormous profits earned for minimum investment in research. To avoid… CONTINUE READING

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