Presenting a balanced, research-based view, this handbook discusses the biomechanics of prebiotics and their effects on immune status and other health implications such as reduced incidence of gastroenteritis and chronic pathogenic gut disorders. 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.
Contents General Introduction: Prebiotics in Nutrition, M.B. Roberfroid Gastrointestinal Microflora and Interactions with Gut Mucosa, A.L. Wells, D.M.A. Saulnier, and G.R. Gibson Prebiotics: Concept, Definition, Criteria, Methodologies, and Products, M.B. Roberfroid The Prebiotic Effect: Review of Experimental and Human Data, S. Kolida and G. Gibson Effects of Prebiotics on Mineral Absorption: Mechanisms of Action, I.J. Griffin and S.A. Abrams Prebiotics and the Absorption of Minerals: A Review of Experimental and Human Data, K.M. Hawthorne and S.A. Abrams Immune Functions and Mechanisms in the Gastrointestinal Tract, A. Dubert-Ferrandon, D.S. Newburg, and W.A. Walker Prebiotics and the Immune System: Review of Experimental and Human Data, S. Seifert and B. Watzl Triacylglycerols and Cholesterol Metabolism, M. Beylot, F. Forcheron, and D. Letexier Prebiotics and Lipid Metabolism: Review of Experimental and Human Data, N.M. Delzenne and A.M. Neyrinck Endocrinology of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Modulation of Satiety: Specific Focus on Glucagon-Like Peptide, R. Burcelin and P.D. Cani Prebiotics and Modulation of Gastrointestinal Peptides, P.D. Cani, R. Burcelin, and C. Knauf Designing Studies and Rodent Models for Studying Prebiotics for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, N.J. Emenaker and J.A. Milner Colorectal Cancer Prevention: The Role of Prebiotics, A. Umar, N.J. Emenaker, and J.A. Milner Prebiotics and Reduction of Risk of Carcinogenesis: Review of Experimental and Human Data, A. Klinder, M. Glei, and B.L. Pool-Zobel Prebiotics and Cancer Therapy, H.S.Taper and M.B. Roberfroid Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, F. Hoentjen and L.A. Dieleman Prebiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, F. Guarner Prebiotics and Infant Nutrition, Y. Vandenplas, T. Devreker, S. Salvatore, and B. Hauser Prebiotics and Nutrition in the Elderly: The Concept of Healthy Ageing, I. Rowland and C. Gill Prebiotics and Animal Nutrition, J. Van Loo Food Applications of Prebiotics, A. Franck Prebiotics and Food Safety, G. Pascal Concluding Remarks, G.R. Gibson and M.B. Roberfroid Index