PROBIOTICS: GROWING SCIENCE AND NEED FOR PROPER CONSUMER COMMUNICATION ON PROBIOTIC FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
Scientific research on probiotics continues to grow worldwide. In 2020 alone, over 4,300 publications were devoted to probiotics. This report gives an overview of the many meta-analyses and systematic reviews that have been published over the last 5 years, highlighting the various benefits of probiotics for health. It aims is to stimulate renewed dialogue about the use of the term probiotics for supplements in the European Union.