Colonic Microbiota, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

Colonic Microbiota, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

by Glenn Gibson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0412798808

ISBN-13: 9780412798801

Pub. Date: 08/31/1999

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book reviews the microbiology of the human gastrointestinal tract and how its composition and activities may affect host welfare. Drawi ng on the expertise of internationally recognised authors, a comprehen sive account of gut microbiology is given. In particular, the nature o f the microbiota, the fermentation process, gut flora modulation throu gh diet

Overview

This book reviews the microbiology of the human gastrointestinal tract and how its composition and activities may affect host welfare. Drawi ng on the expertise of internationally recognised authors, a comprehen sive account of gut microbiology is given. In particular, the nature o f the microbiota, the fermentation process, gut flora modulation throu gh diet (probiotics, prebiotics), molecular approaches for studying th e bacteria, health outcomes associated with colonic microbial function and consumer aspects are all detailed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412798801
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/31/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; M.B. Roberfroid, G.R. Gibson. 1. The Human Colonic Microbiota; G.T. Macfarlane, A.J. McBain. 2. Growth Substrates for the Gut Microflora; H. Andersson, A.M. Langkilde. 3. Biochemistry of fermentation; A. Bernalier, et al. 4. Short Chain Fatty Acids; C. Demigne, et al. 5. Bacterial Colonisation of Surfaces in the Large Intestine; S. Macfarlane, et al. 6. Probiotics; R. Fuller. 7. Prebiotics; G.R. Gibson, et al. 8. Dietary Fibre and Non-Digestible Oligosaccharides; J. Slavin. 9. Taxonomy and Systematics of Predominant Gut Anaerobes; P.A. Lawson. 10. Application of Taxonomy and Systematics to Molecular Techniques in Intestinal Microbiology; R. Sharp, C. Ziemer. 11. The Molecular Biology of Bifidobacteria; S.F. Park. 12. Intestinal Microflora and the Mucosal Mechanisms of Protection; E.J. Schiffrin, D. Brassart. 13. Actions of non-digestible carbohydrates on blood lipids in humans and animals; N. Delzenne, C.M. Williams. 14. Bioavailability of Minerals; S.J. Fairweather-Tait, I.T. Johnson. 15. Diet and Biotransformation of Carcinogenic Compounds in the Gut by Enzymes of Microflora and of Intestinal Cells; B.L. Pool-Zobel. 16. Large Bowel Cancer and Colonic Foods; A.V. Rao. 17. Gastrointestinal Infections; E. Isolauri, et al. 18. Probiotics in Consumer Products; R. Korpela, M. Saxelin. 19. Prebiotics in Consumer Products; A. Franck. Index.

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