Review: probiotics and their beneficial effects against various diseases.


Joint FAO/WHO expert's consultation report defines probiotics as: Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. Most commonly used probiotics are Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria. There are other examples of species used as probiotics (certain yeasts and bacilli). Probiotic supplements are popular now a days. From the beginning of 2000, research on probiotics has increased remarkably. Probiotics are now day's widely studied for their beneficial effects in treatment of many prevailing diseases. Here we reviewed the beneficiary effects of probiotics in some diseases.

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@article{Iqbal2014ReviewPA, title={Review: probiotics and their beneficial effects against various diseases.}, author={Muhammad Zeeshan Iqbal and Muhammad Imran Qadir and Tauqeer Hussain and Khalid Hussain Janbaz and Yusra Habib Khan and Bashir Ahmad}, journal={Pakistan journal of pharmaceutical sciences}, year={2014}, volume={27 2}, pages={405-15} }