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International Probiotics Association

International Probiotics Association
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The International Probiotics Association (IPA) is a global non-profit organization bringing together through its membership, the probiotic sector’s stakeholders including but not limited to academia, scientists, health care professionals, consumers, industry and regulators. The IPA’s mission is to promote the safe and efficacious use of probiotics throughout the world. Holding NGO status before Codex Alimentarius, the IPA is also recognized as the unified Global Voice of Probiotics® around the world.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and the Gut Microbiome

One of the most common endocrine disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects about 5% to 10% of women of reproductive age worldwide. Associated with...

Probiotics for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a debilitating condition characterized by recurring, unwanted thoughts and ideas (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). Treatment strategies often fall short. A new...

Can Probiotics Make Vaccines More Effective? 

By Clare Fleishman, MS, RD, for the International Probiotics Association    As the world awaits a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the question arises: Will it be equally...

Probiotics Show Promise in Parkinson’s Disease

By Clare Fleishman, MS, RD, for the International Probiotics Association “The hope is that restoration of the gut microbiome in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD)...
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Marathon Runners and Probiotics

Probiotics Help Marathoners Go the Distance Like most exercise, running is good for your microbes. However, a marathon (26.219 miles) can be an extreme challenge...

The Case for Probiotics in Gestational Diabetes

Although high blood sugar is never good, it’s especially harmful during pregnancy. When glucose intolerance appears for the first time in pregnancy, it is...
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Probiotics Show Promise in Fatty Liver Disease 

As obesity reaches epidemic numbers, our hard-working livers are suffering. This amazing organ is a multitasker par excellence: It detoxifies, builds proteins, and is...

As Asthma Surges, Probiotics Gain Interest

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Fermentation: Health in an Ancient Recipe

Yogurt, tangy in taste and creamy of texture, wasn’t always this delicious. The magic of fermentation transforms milk of any mammal, a biochemical trick that...

Synbiotics in HPV and Cervical Cancer Hold Promise

By Clare Fleishman, MS, RD The human papillomavirus (HPV) is not shy. Most sexually active people will host HPV sometime in their lives. As with...