Current Nutrition & Food Science

Undurti N. Das  
UND Life Sciences
Shaker Heights
OH 44120


The Medical Functions of Probiotics and Their Role in Clinical Nutrition

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Author(s): Tatiana Mancuskova, Alžbeta Medveďová, Marina Ožbolt, Ľubomír Valík.


Live probiotic microorganisms can affect the human health beneficially. Probiotics are well-defined microbial cultures that meet strict criteria about their health effects and stability. They can contribute to the improvement of host health condition due to their abilities of adherence to epithelial cells, production of antimicrobial substances, inhibition of bacterial translocation, competition for nutrients and immunomodulation. Probiotics are often administered to patients suffering from various diseases as a preventive and/or an adjunctive therapy. They are applied in treatment of lactose intolerance, diarrhea and constipation, infections, obesity and diabetes mellitus, allergies and autoimmune diseases, respiration disorders, oncologic diseases, neurological and psychological disorders.

Keywords: Probiotics, mechanism, nutrition, origin, clinical application, disease treatment.

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Year: 2017
(E-pub Ahead of Print)
DOI: 10.2174/1573401313666170405152905
Price: $95