Recently the media has jumped on news that analyzed in the background is further evidence of how the scaremongering on health and food materials, sells and captures the attention of the public, when the hidden interest is economic warfare pharmaceutical industry and food.
A course study published in 2009 in the journal Nature, which turned out to be just a newspaper editorial written by the French biologist Didier Raoult, said that there was a direct relationship between the intake of probiotics and childhood obesity.
Now in 2012, three years later, when he jumps into the open this opinion unscientific despite who writes, following the decision of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to force change statements about health effects of probiotic based products Actimel and Activia type.
The decision of the Authority follows the legal limitation, legal again, to give just the action on behalf of the health and recovery from illness, only to medicine.
The same laws that prevent and nutritional supplements to account for the demonstrated benefits in health, not medicinal products, which are also obliged the large food industry due to its media have ignored the constraints get legal other nutritional supplements with much higher capacity and proven scientific efficacy.
This is the real reason of wars between industries not covered by laws designed for the benefit and consumer protection as intended to see, but to serve the interests of the Pharmaceutical.
The alarm is created Roault stating that bacteria probiotics used in these products are the same as those used in factory farming as growth for faster fatten pigs and chickens, but as a scientist is more data escapes rigor and many studies confirming the excellent health benefits of probiotics and prebiotics.
In response to the article, not studio, Roault, and in the same issue of Nature, the scientist Dusko Ehrlich brought order to these absurdities perhaps with some interest, although this has not been picked up by the press. Ehrlich argues that Raoult not correctly analyzed the evidence, which has over-interpreting the studies cited, it has omitted other works of the same quality, and has used incorrect logic in terms of strains of microorganisms involved.
Also, they should also have the same weight, the comments made by Nathalie Delzenne and Gregor Reid, who signed another comment which argues that the weight gain observed in cattle after administration of probiotics responds to an increase in lean mass because to improve resistance to infection (and therefore a smaller amount of diarrhea), and ever increasing fat mass by metabolic imbalance that causes obesity.
Keep in mind that we take antibiotics prescribed by a doctor and found in meat treated with this drug destroys own intestinal flora. Many serious diseases, such as Crohn’s and other not only digestive, immune character but have been resolved by the repopulation of intestinal flora with probiotic strains from different sources, not just those found in yogurt whose proportion to their effectiveness if it can be questioned. The repopulation of intestinal flora is a reality over the use of other drugs that the medical establishment to recognize not end.
The purpose of use of probiotics, prebiotics or synbiotics (sum of both) in animals for human consumption is to improve intestinal health, reduce the incidence of disease by reducing or even eliminating the use of antibiotics, and increase the efficiency of absorption of some minerals and vitamins.
The Spanish Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists (AEDN) has had the wisdom to make a statement which dismantles what he considers a “defamatory unscientific hoax” but this is not “news”.