Diet, Microbiome and Health, 1st Edition

  • Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Alina Maria Holban
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  • ISBN-10: 0128114924
  • ISBN-13: 9780128114926
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 526 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This volume presents the most up-to-date research to help scientists, researchers and students in the field of food engineering understand the different microbial species we have in our guts, why they are important to human development, immunity and health, and how to use that understanding to further promote research to create healthy food products. In addition, the book provides studies that clearly demonstrate how dietary preferences and social behavior significantly impact the diversity of microbial species in the gut and their numeric values, which may balance health and disease.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Series Preface.
Preface for Volume 11: Diet, Microbiome and Health.
State of the Art and Applications.
1: Gut Microbes: The Miniscule Laborers in the Human Body.
2: Role of Probiotics Toward the Improvement of Gut Health With Special Reference to Colorectal Cancer.
Probiotics and Prebiotics.
3: Therapeutic Aspects of Probiotics and Prebiotics.
4: Lactic Acid Bacteria Beverage Contribution for Preventive Medicine and Nationwide Health Problems in Japan.
5: Gut Microbiota Alterations in People With Obesity and Effect of Probiotics Treatment.
6: Safety of Probiotics.
Nutritional Aspects.
7: Flavonoids in Foods and Their Role in Healthy Nutrition.
8: The Role of Milk Oligosaccharides in Host-Microbial Interactions and Their Defensive Function in the Gut.
9: Nutritional Yeast Biomass: Characterization and Application.
Health, Disease, and Therapy.
10: Effect of Diet on Gut Microbiota as an Etiological Factor in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
11: Dietary Fibers: A Way to a Healthy Microbiome.
12: Effects of the Gut Microbiota on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
13: Diet, Microbiome, and Neuropsychiatric Disorders.
Function and Safety.
14: Gastrointestinal Exposome for Food Functionality and Safety.
15: Risk From Viral Pathogens in Seafood.