Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) August 07, 2013 -- The word Probiotic is generated from a Greek Origin. Pro means 'Promoting' and Biotic means 'life'. Although there is no unanimity on how to define it, The Food and Agricultural Organization of (FAO) UN defined it as 'Live Microorganisms' if administered in adequate quantity would add health benefits to the host.
Probiotics play a crucial role in balancing the healthy and good bacteria essential to speed our digestive system, which is often influenced by the food we eat, diseases we are affected with, medicines we consume and the surrounding environment. These factors severely influence the amount of good bacteria required for a healthy living and 'Probiotics' steps in to maintain the balance.
Benefits of Probiotics:
Probiotics has profound influence on the digestive system that is generally affected by emotional stress, sleeplessness, drug or antibiotic overdose, poor food choices and the other environmental factors. Probiotics maintains the balance and help building our immune system.
A food that serves beyond providing basic nutrients and has a positive effect on our health is called 'Functional Food'. Although most of the food items we consume offer some or the other nutrients necessary for the body, functional food offers additional benefits that promotes optimal health.
OMICS Group 2nd International Conference on Probiotics and Functional Foods Keeping the significance of Probiotics and functional foods, OMICS Group announces the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics and Functional Foods during October 23-25, 2013 at Florida, USA.
o S. K. Dash, UAS Laboratories, Probiotic Company, USA
o Liubov Sichel, Lytic Enzymes, LLC, USA
o Min-Tze Liong, University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
o Wilhelm Holzapfel, Handong Global University, South Korea
Major Tracks of the conference:
o Introduction to Probiotics
o Probiotics, functional foods in Economy and Business
o Current Research and Future Perspectives on Probiotics
o Probiotics Role in Control of Diseases
o Probiotics in Gastroenterology
o Probiotics in Pediatric Nutrition
o Probiotics in Obesity and Weight Management
o Microbial Pathogenesis
o Health Benefits of Probiotics
o Novel Applications of Probiotics
o Food Technology
o Dairy Technology
o Microbial Fermentation
o Probiotics in Aquaculture Practices
o Probiotics in Veterinary Medicine
o Probiotics in Plants and Agri Business
Probiotic Certification Program.
Student Poster Award Competition
The International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) will be sponsoring a Student Poster Competition at the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods ("Probiotics-2013"), venue: Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport, USA, October 23-25, 2013.
Young Scientist Challenge Trophy:
B-Crobes will be sponsoring and award for the Young Scientist Oral Presentation Competition at the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods (Probiotics-2013).