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Handbook of Prebiotics

1st Edition

Edited by Glenn R. Gibson, Marcel Roberfroid

CRC Press

504 pages

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pub: 2008-01-29
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In order to achieve optimal digestion, absorption, and nutritional health, we must have appropriate populations of positive microflora. Prebiotics are functional foods that improve health by fortifying indigenous probiotics within the gut. This fast-growing area of nutrition and microbiology is rapidly amassing data and answering many questions abo

Table of Contents

General Introduction: Prebiotics in Nutrition. Gastrointestinal Microflora and Interactions with Gut Mucosa. Prebiotics: Concept, Definition, Criteria, Methodologies, and Products. The Prebiotic Effect: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Effects of Prebiotics on Mineral Absorption: Mechanisms of

Action. Prebiotics and the Absorption of Minerals: A Review of Experimental and Human Data. Immune Functions and Mechanisms in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Prebiotics and the Immune System: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Triacylglycerols and Cholesterol Metabolism, Prebiotics and Lipid Metabolism: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Endocrinology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Modulation of Satiety: Specific Focus on Glucagon-Like Peptide. Prebiotics and Modulation of Gastrointestinal Peptides. Designing Studies and Rodent Models for Studying Prebiotics for Colorectal Cancer Prevention. Colorectal Cancer Prevention: The Role of Prebiotics. Prebiotics and Reduction of Risk of Carcinogenesis: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Prebiotics and Cancer Therapy. Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Prebiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Prebiotics and Infant Nutrition. Prebiotics and Nutrition in the Elderly: The Concept of Healthy Ageing. Prebiotics and Animal Nutrition. Food Applications of Prebiotics. Prebiotics and Food Safety. Concluding Remarks. Index

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