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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-16

Probiotics in gastroenterology

Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Westminster Health Care, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
L Thayumanavan
Westminster Health Care, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ghep.ghep_13_20

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Probiotic bacteria have become increasingly popular in the last two decades because of expanding scientific evidence pointing to their beneficial effects on human health. Currently it has become an attractive area of research in communicable and non communicable diseases. Their benefits are not only seen in GI diseases which are expected, but also seen in life style diseases like NAFLD and Cancer. This article provides a review of available information and summarizes the recent knowledge on the effects of prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics on human health.

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