Session

2023 poster session

Location

Weber State University

Start Date

5-8-2023 10:00 AM

Description

When we talk about bacteria, people usually think of it as a bad thing to ever exist in the human body. However, there are some bacteria such as Bifidobacterium that are not only not a bad thing, but they can even promote a healthier life. Studies have shown that probiotics have various health benefits. Through their biological mechanisms in the body, probiotics have been shown to adjust gut functionality, enhance immunity, lower cholesterol, and encourage metabolic balance. Additionally, they can produce short-chain fatty acids, vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, and peptides that fight off microbes. Bacteria species that are considered probiotics include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Lactococcus, Bacillus, Streptococcus, and Propionibacterium. The purpose of this research is to understand the benefits of probiotics and to test their viability in different environments.

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

The Benefits of Bifidobacterium Longum and its Viability in Different Environments

Weber State University

When we talk about bacteria, people usually think of it as a bad thing to ever exist in the human body. However, there are some bacteria such as Bifidobacterium that are not only not a bad thing, but they can even promote a healthier life. Studies have shown that probiotics have various health benefits. Through their biological mechanisms in the body, probiotics have been shown to adjust gut functionality, enhance immunity, lower cholesterol, and encourage metabolic balance. Additionally, they can produce short-chain fatty acids, vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, and peptides that fight off microbes. Bacteria species that are considered probiotics include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Lactococcus, Bacillus, Streptococcus, and Propionibacterium. The purpose of this research is to understand the benefits of probiotics and to test their viability in different environments.