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Unraveling how probiotic yogurt works.
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PMID:  22030747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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No matter what the advertisements are, or are not, allowed to say, it would be good to know if probiotic yogurt, in addition to its nutritional value, has a beneficial effect on the gut. In this issue, McNulty, Gordon and their colleagues describe a parallel series of human and animal studies designed to uncover the effects of probiotic yogurt on the gut microbiota. The intake of yogurt supplemented with five bacterial species, including the probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis, did not appreciably alter the composition of the human or mouse gut microbiota, but it did induce transcriptional and metabolic changes that reflected host bacterial responses to the arrival of the new species. This elegant study provides a strategy to delineate the precise effects exerted by probiotic foods on the human gut.
Authors:
Jordan E Bisanz; Gregor Reid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science translational medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1946-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci Transl Med     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101505086     Medline TA:  Sci Transl Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  106ps41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Lawson Health Research Institute, and Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Surgery, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 4V2, Canada.
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