The supporters of the grant, Groupe DANONE and Yakult Honsha, Ltd., are the leading global companies researching probiotics with academic approaches.
Probiotics are live cultures that, when consumed in sufficient quantities, can provide health benefits to an individual. Probiotics can help maintain the digestive system by providing a regular source of "friendly" bacteria to the intestinal tract, helping to improve the functioning of the intestinal microflora.
Application procedures and additional details on the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research program can be found at http://www.probioticsresearch.com.
The Global Probiotics Council (GPC) is a committee established in 2004
by Groupe DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. The role of the GPC is to
promote and/or advance probiotics in the world, through means such as:
i. Raising public awareness of probiotics and their health benefits
through education and dissemination of information;
ii. Communicating with government bodies, and other relevant interest
iii. Building relationships with leading researchers and research
institutions and supporting collaborative research in the area of
probiotics and intestinal flora.
The US has been the first country where the GPC has created a Scientific Board. The GPC also regularly carries out activities to raise public awareness. For more information, please visit http://www.probioticsresearch.com.
DANONE is the world's leading producer of yogurt products, sold under
the DANNON and DANONE brand names. Since its foundation, DANONE has built
its business on product offerings, which combine health benefits and ta
|SOURCE Global Probiotics Council|
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