The Role of Probiotics in Treating and Preventing Allergies
This continuing education course evaluates the evidence and research surrounding probiotics for individuals at risk of allergic diseases.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the August/September edition of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Differentiate between pre-, pro-, and synbiotics.
- Distinguish three dietary sources of probiotics to prevent or treat allergies.
- Explain how maternal use of probiotics can improve peri- and postnatal allergy outcomes.
- Assess the most common gut bacterial phyla and genera and describe how they impact the intestinal microflora.
Alexandria Hardy, RDN, LDN, is a consultant in corporate wellness and a freelance food and nutrition writer based in Pennsylvania.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR