Colonic Microbiota, Nutrition and Health / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412798801
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,345,666
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.81 (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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