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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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Abstract/Summary

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.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13384

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