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Probiotics: Are they risk-free?

Dr Sanjay Agrawal Leading Pharmaceutical Consultant and Editor-in Chief of IJMToday Introduction: In 2001, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) defined probiotics as live microorganisms which, if administered in an adequate amount, confer a health benefit to the host....

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Overdose consumption of probiotics creates flatulence

Probiotics are live microbial supplements which are health promoting by virtue of their functional re-establishment and stabilization of microbial niche dynamics of the human gastro-intestinal tract and they beneficially affect the host by improvements of its intestinal microbial niche restoring balance, a few examples are Lactobacillus sp and Bifidobacterium...

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Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency

Introduction: Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body: the average rate of growth is about onehalf inch a month. Optimal hair growth occurs from age 15 to 30, slows down from age 40 to 50, and is progressively lost by about age 50. Most men lose...

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DIETARY FIBER: AN AMPLIFIED USE

Introduction There are various fiber products available in the market today, containing either a natural fiber, such as inulin, psyllium or β-glucan. Some are synthetically created products such as polydextrose (synthetic polymer of glucose and sorbitol), wheat dextrin (heat/acid treated wheat starch), or methylcellulose. There is significant difference between...

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Role of Myo-Inositol in PCOS – II

PCOS is one of the most common endocrine disorders, affecting up to 20% of women of reproductive age. The diagnostic criteria for PCOS include chronic oligomenorrhea or anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and polycystic ovarian morphology. PCOS is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease....

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Myo-inositol: A natural Insulin sensitizer for PCOS

Introduction:  Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women of reproductive age. It is characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism, and insulin resistance. It is the main cause of infertility due to the menstrual dysfunction and metabolic disorders. Women with PCOS are also at...

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Infertility and Inositol balance

The relative concentrations of MI (Myo inositol) and DCI (D Chiro Inositol) are dynamic, and vary in health and disease. These concentrations are organ-specific. Diabetes is a state of inositol imbalance, with a MI/DCI ratio of 20.4 (Type 2 diabetes) or 13.6 (Type 1 diabetes), as compared to 13.2...

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