Roger A. Clemens

Interest in probiotics—the use of live microbial agents for health maintenance and disease prevention or treatment—has exploded over the past several years, and the scientific evidence supporting their use is compelling. The safe use of probiotic organisms is founded on centuries of consumption of fermented foods and beverages, such as yogurt and kefir. The GRAS status of the organisms should be based on the scientific evidence—human trials, animal models, and in-vitro studies—and surveillance o…

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