This review is aimed to explore the health beneficial effects of probiotics which are live microorganisms that provide a positive health influence on humans when taken in sufficient quantity. Lactic acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, and yeast are frequently used as probiotics. These health-beneficial bacteria could compete with pathogens and modulate the gut microbiota, and exhibit immunomodulatory, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer activities which are discussed in this review. Moreover, recent studies showed that probiotics could neutralize COVID-19 infections. Hence, probiotics have become an alternative to several drugs including antibiotics. In addition, probiotic efficacy also depends on the delivery system as the delivery agents help the bacteria to survive in the harsh environment of the human gut. Considering these health benefits of probiotics, now it has been applied to different food materials which are designated as functional food. This review explored a portrait of the beneficial effects of probiotics on human health. All...
Current status of probiotic and related health benefits.
Kuntal Ghosh, Department of Biological Sciences, Midnapore City College, Midnapore, West Bengal, India. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Tridip K. Das, Shrabani Pradhan, Sudipta Chakrabarti, Chandra Mondal, K., Kuntal Ghosh; Current status of probiotic and related health benefits.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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