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The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics consensus statement on the scope and appropriate use of the term probiotic

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, June 2014
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Title
The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics consensus statement on the scope and appropriate use of the term probiotic
Published in
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, June 2014
DOI 10.1038/nrgastro.2014.66
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Authors

Colin Hill, Francisco Guarner, Gregor Reid, Glenn R. Gibson, Daniel J. Merenstein, Bruno Pot, Lorenzo Morelli, Roberto Berni Canani, Harry J. Flint, Seppo Salminen, Philip C. Calder, Mary Ellen Sanders

Abstract

An expert panel was convened in October 2013 by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) to discuss the field of probiotics. It is now 13 years since the definition of probiotics and 12 years after guidelines were published for regulators, scientists and industry by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the WHO (FAO/WHO). The FAO/WHO definition of a probiotic--"live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host"--was reinforced as relevant and sufficiently accommodating for current and anticipated applications. However, inconsistencies between the FAO/WHO Expert Consultation Report and the FAO/WHO Guidelines were clarified to take into account advances in science and applications. A more precise use of the term 'probiotic' will be useful to guide clinicians and consumers in differentiating the diverse products on the market. This document represents the conclusions of the ISAPP consensus meeting on the appropriate use and scope of the term probiotic.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 <1%
United States 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Kazakhstan 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Other 10 <1%
Unknown 2423 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 436 18%
Student > Bachelor 412 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 345 14%
Researcher 275 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 151 6%
Other 392 16%
Unknown 439 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 544 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 316 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 315 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 173 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 140 6%
Other 393 16%
Unknown 569 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 415. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 January 2021.
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#1
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