Probiotics: properties, examples, and specific applications.

@article{Behnsen2013ProbioticsPE,
  title={Probiotics: properties, examples, and specific applications.},
  author={Judith Behnsen and Elisa Deriu and Martina Sassone-Corsi and Manuela Raffatellu},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={a010074}
}
Probiotics are beneficial components of the microbiota that have been used for centuries because of the health benefits they confer to the host. Only recently, however, has the contribution of probiotics to modulation of immunological, respiratory, and gastrointestinal functions started to be fully appreciated and scientifically evaluated. Probiotics such as Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 and lactic acid bacteria are currently used to, or have been evaluated for use to, prevent or treat a range… CONTINUE READING
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