Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Food, Nutrition and Health

1st Edition

Edited by Semih Otles

CRC Press

512 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 16 B/W Illus.

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Presenting the work of international experts who discuss all aspects of probiotics and prebiotics, this volume reviews current scientific understanding and research being conducted in this area. The book examines the sources and production of probiotics and prebiotics. It explores their use in gastrointestinal disorders, infections, cancer prevention, allergies, asthma, and other disorders. It also discusses the use of these supplements in infant, elderly, and animal nutrition, and reviews regulations and safety issues.


"…an extremely informative volume that covers all of the important aspects of probiotics and prebiotics. Chapters are written by leading international experts, who provide well-referenced comprehensive reviews of current scientific concepts and research. It is therefore highly recommended to academic and industrial researchers and clinicians with interests in probiotics and prebiotics."

—John F. Kennedy and Charles J. Knill, Chembiotech Laboratories, in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

Table of Contents

General Introduction to Probiotics & Prebiotics

Part 1: Food Aspects

Sources, Production and Microencapsulation of Probiotics

Production of Prebiotics

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Pharmaceutics

Analysis of Probiotics & Prebiotics

Regulations and Guidelines of Probiotics & Prebiotics

Part 2: Nutrition Aspects

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Lipid Methabolism

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Infant Nutrition

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Elderly Nutrition

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Animal Nutrition

Interactions of Probiotics & Prebiotics with Minerals

Part 3: Health Aspects

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Energy Matabolism and Obesity

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Gut Microbiota

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Immune System Protection

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Pediatric Diarrheal Disorders

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Gastrointestinal Diseases

Probiotics & Prebiotics and Helicobacter Pylori

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Infections

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Cancer Prevention

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Allergy and Asthma

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Crohn’s Disease

Probiotics & Prebiotics in Genitourinary System Health

Part 4: Safety Aspects

Genomics of Probiotics & Prebiotics (GMP)

The Future of Probiotics & Prebiotics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General