The Health Benefits of Probiotics

Yap, Wei Boon and Sujang, Rina (2014) The Health Benefits of Probiotics. Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 12 (2). pp. 41-44. ISSN 1675-8161


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There has been a signifi cant increase in research on probiotics-associated health benefi ts in the last 20 years. Many studies carried out in vitro and clinically show that consumption of probiotics inhibits the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Furthermore, the consumption of probiotics also enhances the host immune response and decreases the levels of carcinogenesis-inducing enzymes. These positive outcomes have led to the use of probiotics in prevention and treatment of infectious diseases like bacterial or antibiotic associated diarrhea, chronic infl ammatory bowel diseases and colon cancer. This review summarises literature pertaining to mechanistic actions of probiotics in improving the well-being of hosts.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Probiotics; microorganisms; carcinogenesis; health benefits
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Journal:Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia
ID Code:8538
Deposited By: Mr. Al-Hapiz
Deposited On:06 May 2015 03:23
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:47

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