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Modulation of Gut Microbiota for Health by Current and Next-Generation Probiotics

Human Microbiome Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Nutrients 2019, 11(8), 1921;
Received: 9 August 2019 / Accepted: 12 August 2019 / Published: 15 August 2019
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The human gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem and has an essential role in maintaining intestinal and systemic health. Microbiota dysbiosis is associated with a number of intestinal and systemic conditions and its modulation for human health is of great interest. Gut microbiota is a source of novel health-promoting bacteria, often termed as next-generation probiotics in order to distinguish them from traditional probiotics. The previous lessons learned with traditional probiotics can help the development of next-generation probiotics that target specific health issues and needs. View Full-Text
Keywords: probiotic; commensal bacteria; gut microbiota; human health probiotic; commensal bacteria; gut microbiota; human health
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Satokari, R. Modulation of Gut Microbiota for Health by Current and Next-Generation Probiotics. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1921.

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