Consensus statements from the Workshop "Probiotics and Health: Scientific evidence"

Nutr Hosp. 2010 Sep-Oct;25(5):700-4.


This report shows the level of scientific consensus on definition, characteristics and health benefits of probiotics. The content of the report has derived from the scientific meeting: Workshop on Probiotics and Health. Scientific evidence, that congregated several Spanish experts, including gastroenterologists, microbiologists, nutritionists, immunologists and food technologists, among others, who have agreed with the statements shown in this document. Each statement has been sustained with the most relevant scientific aspects that were discussed during the Workshop and the following evaluation of the report by all experts who approved and signed it.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Animals
  • Child
  • Consensus Development Conferences as Topic
  • Health*
  • Humans
  • Immune System / physiology
  • Infection Control
  • Microbiology
  • Probiotics* / adverse effects
  • Species Specificity