Revista chilena de nutrición
On-line version ISSN 0717-7518
MANZANO A, Claudia; ESTUPINAN G, Diana and POVEDA E, Elpidia. CLINICAL EFECTS OF PROBIOTICS: WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE SAYS. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.1, pp. 98-110. ISSN 0717-7518. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-75182012000100010.
The scientific advances related to healthy properties of the probiotics have increased in a significant form. It is evident the positive effects on physiological functions. Considering the relevance in these advances, this review presents a summary of the scientific evidence supporting the principal biological effects of the probiotics in digestive function, systemic immune reply and lipid profile, pathologies relevant in the functional food development.
Keywords : Probiotics; clinical effects; digestive function; immune reply; lipid profile.