The term synbiotic, less known than probiotics or prebiotics, was born in 1995. In 2019, a group of scientists came together to propose a new definition. Discover why synbiotics are more than simply a probiotic-prebiotic combination and how they can benefit you.

During the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit, University of Michigan researcher Eric Martens explained why reading and understanding the labels of different types of fibers is so complicated for most people.

Recent analyses have shown high inter-individual differences in particular bacterial groups related to obesity and these data highlight the difficulty in finding a simple taxonomic signature of obesity in the gut microbiome and predicting the most important factor driving human weight change.