Not all lactic acid bacteria are probiotics, ...but some are.

  title={Not all lactic acid bacteria are probiotics, ...but some are.},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Aza{\"i}s-Braesco and J. L. Bresson and Francisco Guarner and G{\'e}rard Corthier},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={103 7},
The WHO defines probiotics as: ‘live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’, a definition which implies that a beneficial health effect must be demonstrated in human subjects. In October 2009, the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) issued scientific opinions concerning more than 500 health claim applications; all those concerning probiotics were unfavourable. The EFSA has clearly explained that in nearly all cases, the rejection of a… CONTINUE READING