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Handbook of Prebiotics

Edited by: Glean R. Gibson , Marcle B. Roberfriod

Print publication date:  January  2008
Online publication date:  January  2008

Print ISBN: 9780849381713
eBook ISBN: 9780849381829
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Presenting a balanced view of the current knowledge in many different areas of the field, this handbook discusses the concept, definition and criteria for classification as prebiotics and describes their interactions with gut microbiota. Contributions discuss the biomechanics of prebiotics and their effects on immune status, serum lipid concentrations, mineral bioavailability, and satiety modulation. They consider the health implications of prebiotic intake such as reduced incidence of gastroenteritis and chronic pathogenic gut disorders including intestinal cancers and inflammatory bowel disease. Providing well-rounded coverage, the book explores the varying effects of prebiotics in different populations and age groups and describes potential food avenues and the safety implications for prebiotic use.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  General Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Gastrointestinal Microflora and Interactions with Gut Mucosa Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Prebiotics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Prebiotic Effect Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Effects of Prebiotics on Mineral Absorption Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Prebiotics and the Absorption of Minerals Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Immune Functions and Mechanisms in the Gastrointestinal Tract Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Prebiotics and the Immune System Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Triacylglycerols and Cholesterol Metabolism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Prebiotics and Lipid Metabolism: Review of Experimental and Human Data Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Endocrinology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Modulation of Satiety: Specific Focus on Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Prebiotics and Modulation of Gastrointestinal Peptides Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Designing Studies and Rodent Models for Studying Prebiotics for Colorectal Cancer Prevention Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Colorectal Cancer Prevention: The Role of Prebiotics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Prebiotics and Reduction of Risk of Carcinogenesis: Review of Experimental and Human Data Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Prebiotics and Cancer Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Prebiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Prebiotics and Infant Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Prebiotics and Nutrition in the Elderly: The Concept of Healthy Ageing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Prebiotics and Animal Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Food Applications of Prebiotics Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Prebiotics and Food Safety Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Concluding Remarks Download PDF
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