Title

The Effects of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics on Measures of Lactose Intolerance: A Systematic Review

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2021

End Date

22-5-2021

Keywords

Probiotic, Lactose Intolerance, Lactase Deficiency

Abstract

Lactose intolerance disproportionately affects racial minority groups in the United States, adversely impacting the incidence of calcium deficiency and low bone mineral density in these populations. The nutritional quality of lactose-containing food products incentivizes the investigation of long-term treatment options for lactose intolerance. Modifying the gut microbiome to increase the quantity of lactose-fermenting bacteria in the intestines is a promising avenue of treatment that merits investigation. This modification is typically done via consumption of probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics in various forms. This systematic review examined 23 studies measuring outcomes of lactose intolerance in subjects given probiotic, prebiotic, or synbiotic treatments. Bacterial strains with the greatest degree of evidence for symptom and/or hydrogen breath test score reduction were Bifidobacterium longum and Streptococcus thermophilus. Also, the novel galacto-oligosaccharide RP-G28 prebiotic may attenuate adverse outcomes of lactose intolerance. Winner, Brooks Library ReSOURCE Award.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Susan Hawk and David Gee

Department/Program

Health Sciences

Additional Mentoring Department

Nutrition

Additional Mentoring Department

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May 16th, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 12:00 PM

The Effects of Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics on Measures of Lactose Intolerance: A Systematic Review

Ellensburg

Lactose intolerance disproportionately affects racial minority groups in the United States, adversely impacting the incidence of calcium deficiency and low bone mineral density in these populations. The nutritional quality of lactose-containing food products incentivizes the investigation of long-term treatment options for lactose intolerance. Modifying the gut microbiome to increase the quantity of lactose-fermenting bacteria in the intestines is a promising avenue of treatment that merits investigation. This modification is typically done via consumption of probiotics, prebiotics, or synbiotics in various forms. This systematic review examined 23 studies measuring outcomes of lactose intolerance in subjects given probiotic, prebiotic, or synbiotic treatments. Bacterial strains with the greatest degree of evidence for symptom and/or hydrogen breath test score reduction were Bifidobacterium longum and Streptococcus thermophilus. Also, the novel galacto-oligosaccharide RP-G28 prebiotic may attenuate adverse outcomes of lactose intolerance. Winner, Brooks Library ReSOURCE Award.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2021/COTS/47