Researcher urges inclusion of probiotics in dietary guidelines

09/10/2013 |

Probiotics and live microbes found in fermented foods such as yogurt should be recommended as part of a healthy American diet by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Mary Ellen Sanders wrote in a comment last week. While the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee did include the health effects of gut microbiota in the guidelines, it did not offer recommendations for consuming probiotics and fermented food, which research has shown to be important to digestive, cardiac and endocrine health, Sanders wrote.

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