Journal article

The impact of probiotic supplementation on metabolic health in healthy women of reproductive age: a systematic review

David F Byrne, Aisling A Geraghty, Cara A Yelverton, Eileen F Murphy, Douwe Van Sinderen, Paul D Cotter, Fionnuala M McAuliffe

Food & Function | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2020


Products containing probiotics are targeted at healthy or at-risk individuals as a preventative measure to minimise disease risk. Most studies assessing the efficacy of probiotics in humans include a mixture of healthy and unhealthy populations, while studies that focus solely on female populations are largely limited to pregnancy or those with health conditions. Pre-conception is a significant time-point during the life-course, and improving female health status during this period may positively influence future offspring. The objective of this review is to assess the effect of probiotics administered in oral capsule formulation, on metabolic and immune markers in healthy, non-pregnant wome..

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Awarded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Funding Acknowledgements

This publication has emanated from research supported in part by a research grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under Grant No. 12/RC/2273 and 16/SP/3827 and by a research grant from Precision Biotics Ltd Contents are the authors' own view.