Understanding prebiotics in infant and childhood nutrition
Gibson, G.R. (2006) Understanding prebiotics in infant and childhood nutrition. Journal of Family Health Care, 16. pp. 119-122.
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Prebiotics and probiotics are ingredients in the diet that strengthen beneficial microbes in the gut, especially bifidobacteria. This article discusses their effects on health and their use in infant formula and foods for children and adults. They may also have benefits for the elderly population, since bifidobacteria are known to decrease with old age.