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  • Loh Teng Hern Tan (Guest editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility


Special Issue - Application of Probiotics in Human Health–New Innovations and Emerging Trends
Probiotic consumption has been practised for a long time. It has evolved from Metchnikoff’s observation that fermented dairy products are associated with longevity to its current definition coined by the FAO/WHO: live microorganisms that confer a health benefit on the host when administered in adequate amounts. However, it seems there are miles to go until the scientific community and regulators fully unravel the uncertainty revolving around the safety and efficacy of probiotic supplements. How does the native microbiota affect human health and wellbeing? What could be the interactions of probiotic strains and the native gut microbiota? These are two of the critical questions that need to be answered by the scientific community. To allow successful personalisation of probiotic intervention, much effort is needed to determine the length of therapy, define the optimal dosages, and select compatible probiotic strains for individuals to maintain their health or target specific ailments. Thus, this Special Issue on probiotics for human health in the age of the precision medicine era aims to consolidate studies pertaining to the most recent advancements in the field of gut microbiome research, focusing on the new advances and challenges in the application of probiotics in different diseases. This Special Issue welcomes both original research and review articles that address topics including, but not limited to, the following:
- Probiotics and metabolic diseases;
- Probiotics and gastrointestinal diseases;
- Probiotics and neuropsychological disorders;
- Probiotics and cancers;
- Probiotics and COVID-19;
- Next-generation probiotics
Period22 Dec 202131 Oct 2022
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational