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Prebiotics and Probiotics

Potential Benefits in Nutrition and Health

Edited by Elena Franco-Robles

Universidad de Guanajuato


Joel Ramírez-Emiliano

Universidad de Guanajuato

Probiotic bacteria are found in the intestinal microbiota of the host and favor multiple metabolic reactions. Prebiotics provide food for probiotic bacteria and have an effect on their own performance in favor of host health. Numerous metabolic and immunological mechanisms are involved in its effects. Probiotics have been studied for several decades and their use for human consumption is still unclear. However, new types of molecules with prebiotic functions and components of probiotic bacteria with therapeutic potential are still being studied. The versatility of these molecules makes their incorporation into human food and animal diets feasible. This book is a compendium of recent scientific information on the use of probiotics and prebiotics for the benefit of human and animal health.

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Prebiotics and ProbioticsPotential Benefits in Nutrition and HealthEdited by Elena Franco-Robles

Published: March 4th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73714

ISBN: 978-1-78985-922-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-921-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-644-6

Copyright year: 2020

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5586 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Probiotics and Prebiotics in Infant Formulae

By José Maldonado


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2. Comparision of Antioxidant Activity of Cow and Goat Milk During Fermentation with Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5

By Jessica Dayara Álvarez-Rosales, César Ozuna, Rubén Salcedo-Hernández and Gabriela Rodríguez-Hernández


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3. Prebiotics and Probiotics - Potential Benefits in Human Nutrition and Health

By Maria Inês Sucupira Maciel and Michelle Maria Barreto de Souza


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4. Functional Attributes and Health Benefits of Novel Prebiotic Oligosaccharides Derived from Xylan, Arabinan, and Mannan

By Bradley A. Saville and Sandra H. Saville


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5. Cholesterol Uptake and Survival of Lactococcus lactis Strains in Fluids Simulating the Human Stomach and Duodenum

By Małgorzata Ziarno


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6. Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Bacterial Infections

By Christina C. Tam, Kirkwood M. Land and Luisa W. Cheng


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7. Probiotics in Health and Immunity: A First Step toward Understanding the Importance of Microbiota System in Translational Medicine

By Ciro Gargiulo Isacco, Andrea Ballini, Danila De Vito, Angelo Michele Inchingolo, Stefania Cantore, Gregorio Paduanelli, Kieu Cao Diem Nguyen, Alessio Danilo Inchingolo, Gianna Dipalma and Francesco Inchingolo


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8. Bacterial Cell-Free Probiotics Using Effective Substances Produced by Probiotic Bacteria, for Application in the Oral Cavity

By Tomoko Ohshima, Tomomi Kawai and Nobuko Maeda


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9. Role of the Microbiome as the First Metal Detoxification Mechanism

By Rebeca Monroy-Torres, Marco Antonio Hernández-Luna, Xochitl Sofía Ramírez-Gómez and Sergio López-Briones


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10. Could Gut Modulation through Probiotic Supplementation Be Beneficial in Autism Spectrum Disorder?

By Rouba El Khatib, Dolla Karam-Sarkis, Anne-Judith Waligora-Dupriet and Marie-José Butel


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11. Prebiotics and the Modulation on the Microbiota-GALT-Brain Axis

By Elena Franco-Robles, Joel Ramírez-Emiliano, José Sergio López-Briones and Cristina Doriany Balcón-Pacheco


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12. The Use of Probiotics in Poultry Production for the Control of Bacterial Infections and Aflatoxins

By Daniel Hernandez-Patlan, Bruno Solis-Cruz, Billy M. Hargis and Guillermo Tellez


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13. Use of Prebiotics as an Alternative to Antibiotic Growth Promoters in the Poultry Industry

By Bruno Solis-Cruz, Daniel Hernandez-Patlan, Billy M. Hargis and Guillermo Tellez


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