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Current Knowledge and Future Prospects

Edited by Shymaa Enany

Suez Canal University

Probiotic has been used for centuries especially in fermented dairy products since Metchnikoff associated the intake of fermented milk with prolonged life. Probiotics confer many health benefits to humans, animals, and plants when administered in proper amounts. These benefits include the prevention of gastrointestinal infections and antibiotic-associated diarrhea, the reduction of serum cholesterol and allergenic and atopic complaints, and the protection of the immune system. Furthermore, the proper usage of probiotics could suppress Helicobacter pylori infection and Crohn's disease, improve inflammatory bowel disease, and prevent cancer. In this book, we present specialists with experience in the field of probiotics exploring their current knowledge and their future prospects.

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ProbioticsCurrent Knowledge and Future ProspectsEdited by Shymaa Enany

Published: July 4th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70253

ISBN: 978-1-78923-387-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-386-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-468-7

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

13643 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Antimicrobial Effects of Probiotics and Novel Probiotic-Based Approaches for Infectious Diseases

By Ping Li and Qing Gu


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2. A Network of Physiological Interactions Modulating GI Homeostasis: Probiotics, Inflammasome, mTOR

By Danielle N. Kling, Leandro D. Teixeira, Evon M. DeBose-Scarlett and Claudio F. Gonzalez


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3. Probiotics and Its Relationship with the Cardiovascular System

By Suresh Antony and Marlina Ponce de Leon


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4. Probiotic Applications in Autoimmune Diseases

By Gislane L.V. de Oliveira


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5. The Role of Probiotics in Acne and Rosacea

By Caitlin F. Porubsky, Alexandria B. Glass, Victoria Comeau, Christopher Buckley, Marcus B. Goodman and Mary-Margaret Kober


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6. Lactobacillus Species in Breast Milk

By Martin Gregora


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7. Probiotics Consumption Increment through the Use of Whey- Based Fermented Beverages

By Mónica S. Molero and Wilfido J. Briñez


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8. Probiotics and Ruminant Health

By Sarah Adjei-Fremah, Kingsley Ekwemalor, Mulumebet Worku and Salam Ibrahim


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9. Probiotics, an Alternative Measure to Chemotherapy in Fish Production

By Olumuyiwa Ayodeji Akanmu


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