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Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment: A Review

Institute of Fermentation Technology and Microbiology, Department of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Lodz University of Technology, Wólczańska 171/173, 90-530 Łódź, Poland
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Biomolecules 2021, 11(8), 1154; https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11081154
Received: 3 July 2021 / Revised: 2 August 2021 / Accepted: 2 August 2021 / Published: 4 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Prebiotics and Probiotics in Health and Disease)
Irritable bowel syndrome is not a life-threatening disease, yet it significantly affects the quality of life and contributes to economic loss. It is estimated that even up to 45% of the world’s population can suffer from the disease. The first attempts to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome were made at the end of the 19th century; however, establishing appropriate diagnostic criteria and treatment methods is still ongoing. To date, little is known about the etiology of irritable bowel syndrome; however, growing attention is drawn to the intestinal microbiota as a factor in the disease development. For this reason, researchers have conducted many studies on therapies that modulate the microbiota, among which probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics are widely studied. To date, most studies have examined probiotics; however, there are also several studies demonstrating the efficacy of prebiotics and synbiotics. The aim of this review was to summarize findings on the usefulness of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. View Full-Text
Keywords: probiotics; prebiotics; synbiotics; irritable bowel syndrome probiotics; prebiotics; synbiotics; irritable bowel syndrome
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Chlebicz-Wójcik, A.; Śliżewska, K. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment: A Review. Biomolecules 2021, 11, 1154. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11081154

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Chlebicz-Wójcik A, Śliżewska K. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment: A Review. Biomolecules. 2021; 11(8):1154. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11081154

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Chlebicz-Wójcik, Agnieszka, and Katarzyna Śliżewska. 2021. "Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment: A Review" Biomolecules 11, no. 8: 1154. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom11081154

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