What do I talk about when I talk about probiotics?
Probiotics have the potential to improve human health and reduce the risk of diseases mediated by imbalances in the composition and function microbiota. The probiotic field would benefit from research focused on mechanism of action and characterizing responders and non-responders.
Professor Hania Szajewska highlight during her presentation that the use of probiotics to improve health should not be viewed in isolation; it needs to be part of a wider approach for healthy nutrition and lifestyle. She also reinforces that it is crucial to understand that health effects of probiotics are strain specific and recommendations of probiotics should be made based on high quality scientific data.