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Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics
SJR: 0.164 SNIP: 0.041 CiteScore™: 0.18

ISSN Imprimir: 2151-8017
ISSN En Línea: 2151-8025

Archives: Volume 1, 2010 to Volume 7, 2016

Forum on Immunopathological Diseases and Therapeutics

DOI: 10.1615/ForumImmunDisTher.2016018570
pages 17-31

Probiotics in Human Health

Amit Kumar Goyal
Department of Pharmaceutics, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga (Punjab), India; Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India
Tarun Garg
Department of Pharmaceutics, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab, India
Goutam Rath
Department of Pharmaceutics, ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab, India; Punjab Technical University, Kapurthala, Punjab, India

SINOPSIS

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization, probiotics are live microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit to the host. Probiotics show a number of beneficial effects on human health and well-being by influencing the composition of microflora. Probiotics have become an important dietary supplement and have been found to be useful in the formulation of vaccines, providing improved humoral and cellular immunity. They are well tolerated by both newborns and elders and have thus become increasingly popular. Probiotics have been used as an adjuvant in the treatment and prevention of many conditions and diseases including diarrhea, autoimmune disease, cancer, urogenital-related abnormalities, intestinal inflammation, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and allergies. This review provides an overview of the recent advances in various health benefits and biomedical applications of probiotics.


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