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Prebiotic capacity of inulin-type fructans

Kolida, S. and Gibson, G.R. (2007) Prebiotic capacity of inulin-type fructans. Journal of Nutrition, 137 (11). 2503S-2506S. ISSN 0022-3166

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Abstract/Summary

The human gut microbiota plays a significant role in human health through its ability to digest food ingredients and manufacture metabolites. This can be positive or negative for host welfare. Moreover, the microflora plays an active role in host defense whereby colonization resistance affords protection against pathogens. Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients that target beneficial components of the gut microflora (mainly colonic), particularly the bifidobacteria. In vitro and in vivo evidence has accumulated to confirm the prebiotic effects of inulin-derived fructans.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13245
Uncontrolled Keywords:HUMAN COLONIC MICROBIOTA, FECAL BIFIDOBACTERIA, DIETARY MODULATION, HEALTHY HUMANS, CHICORY INULIN, OLIGOSACCHARIDES, OLIGOFRUCTOSE, MICROFLORA, PROBIOTICS, FLORA
Additional Information:5th ORAFTI Research Conference on Inulin and Oligofructose - Proven Health Benefits and Claims Harvard Med Sch, Boston, massachusetts, USA 28-29 Sep 2006 ORAFTI

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