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Probiotics—Reference Documents and Further Reading

Dash, S. 2003. Selection criteria for probiotic supplements. Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients. URL: (accessed electronically 10/23/2006).

Arunachalam, K., et al. 1999. Role of bifidobacteria in nutrition, medicine and technology. Nutrition Research, 19 (10), 1539-1597.

Hamilton, I., et al. 1985. Small intestinal permeability in dermatological disease. Q. J. Med., 56 (221), 559–567.

Isolauri, E., et al. 2001. Probiotics: Effects on immunity 1, 2, 3. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 73 (2), 444S-450S. URL: (accessed electronically 10/23/2006).

Lipski, E., 2005. Digestive Wellness. NY: McGraw-Hill.

Picard, C., et al. 2005. Review article: Bifidobacteria as probiotic agents—Physiological effects and clinical benefits. Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther., 22, 495-512.

Rolfe, R. 2000. The role of probiotic cultures in the control of gastrointestinal health. J. Nutr., 130 (2S Suppl.), 396S–402S. URL: (accessed electronically 10/24/2006).

Pochart, P., et al. 1992. Survival of bifidobacteria ingested via fermented milk during their passage through the human small intestine: An in vivo study using intestinal perfusion. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 55, 78-80.

Sanders, M. 2000. Considerations for use of probiotic bacteria to modulate human health. J. Nutr., 130 (2S Suppl.), 384S–390S. URL: (accessed electronically 10/25/2006).

Jancin, Bruce. 2009. Oral probiotic reduces severe dandruff in small study. Skin & Allergy News, 40 (11), 26. URL: (accessed electronically 05/04/2010).

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Principal Author: K. Kastelein, Editor-in-Chief
Date of Publication: 08/09/2006
Updated: 02/08/2011