This book shows the huge impact the gut microbiota has on the gastrointestinal health of humans with a particular focus on children. It also highlights the potential use of probiotic microorganisms to protect or improve children’s gastrointestinal health. Humans are not single organisms: We are a multi-organism structure composed of ourselves and our microbiota, living in close symbiosis since birth and even before. The huge impact that the billons of microscopic cells living in our gut have on our gastrointestinal and systemic health cannot be overestimated. The enormous progress that has been made in the past decade in our still very incomplete understanding of the gut microbiota is opening the door to potential applications in human health that were simply unthinkable before. One of the most interesting aspects of this new scientific horizon is the fact that we may identify (or even create in the laboratory) and utilize many of these “friendly bacteria” to protect, or improve our health. Thus, strains of probiotic microorganisms are being identified and studied in a vast array of clinical scenarios. Among the most investigated areas for probiotics is the gastrointestinal health of children. The topics addressed in this book are spanning from the development of the gut microbiota in the fetus and newborn all the way to current and potential applications in disparate conditions such as necrotizing enterocolitis, or infectious, or inflammatory conditions affecting the child. The book is written in a rigorous, evidence based manner by an international group of outstanding experts in these fields and is aimed at pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatricians and physician scientists alike.
This book shows the huge impact the gut microbiota has on the gastrointestinal health of humans with a particular focus on children.
Author: Stefano Guandalini
Our microflora is an individual personal feature, providing a distinct tag to individuals. However, our intestinal microbiome is strongly affected by genetic, nutritional, and other external factors, and evolves with age. An effect of different microbial patterns on health appears very likely as there seem to be specific changes of intestinal microflora associated with various diseases. Specific microbial tags may thus be used as biomarkers of disease: to diagnose it, to monitor its evolution, and eventually to predict its response to treatment. This scenario opens the opportunity for targeting intestinal microflora using probiotics, both for prevention and treatment of an increasing number of conditions. Probiotic therapy is applied either as an adjunct to other treatments or as primary therapy, and evidence of efficacy is accumulating in several conditions, affecting either the intestine or nonintestinal organs. This publication provides an update on probiotics directed at physicians, biologists, biotechnologists, and researchers working in the food industry and agriculture, as well as in the environmental and basic sciences.
Our microflora is an individual personal feature, providing a distinct tag to individuals. However, our intestinal microbiome is strongly affected by genetic, nutritional, and other external factors, and evolves with age.
Author: A. Guarino
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
In recent years mass media represented an important vehicle to develop the concept that everything we eat could have a positive or negative impact on our health; diet may modulate various physiological functions and may play destructive or beneficial roles in some diseases. On the other hand, numerous researchers support the concept that the maintenance of healthy gut microflora may provide protection against gastrointestinal disorders including infections and inflammatory bowel diseases. All of this information has increased the interest of consumers in their personal health and consequently toward healthy or organoleptic characteristic of foods. Consumers demand foods having a "medicinal value" and able to prevent illness and to modulate the intestinal microflora using live adjuncts micro-organisms called "probiotics". The selection of probiotics is based on some general microbiological criteria such us safety, health benefits, technological and digestive stress survival, intestinal cell adhesion and human origin. This book provides information on how this is done; discusses the efficacy of probiotics in preventing and treating microbial infections; the relation of probiotics and gastrointestinal diseases; enterococci; and the role of probiotics on immune mediated disorders.
This book provides information on how this is done; discusses the efficacy of probiotics in preventing and treating microbial infections; the relation of probiotics and gastrointestinal diseases; enterococci; and the role of probiotics on ...
Author: Anastasia Roma
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
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.
In this book, we present specialists with experience in the field of probiotics exploring their current knowledge and their future prospects.
Author: Shymaa Enany
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Discover the pros of probiotics Probiotics are beneficial, live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to those found naturally in the human intestine. Also known as "friendly" or "good" bacteria, probiotics are the cornerstone of any successful health program because they restore a healthy balance between friendly and bad bacteria in the intestinal tract, a balance that is critical for the health of the entire body. Probiotics are associated with treating everything from IBS to certain forms of cancer, allergies, eczema, and even the effects of aging. Probiotics For Dummies reveals how taking the right probiotics—in the form of food and supplements— as part of a total health program benefits one's overall health, as well as improving specific conditions. This hands-on, essential guide features 20 probiotic recipes and gives you a step-by-step plan for infusing probiotics into your diet to improve the health of the GI tract, alleviate allergies and asthma, restore reproductive and urinary tracts, bolster the immune system against disease, enhance weight loss, and more. Advice on how to ingest the right probiotics 20 probiotic recipes from breakfast to dessert Information on naturally occurring probiotic compounds as well as the effectiveness of supplements Probiotics For Dummies gives you everything you need to make informed decisions about adding probiotics to your daily diet.
Put the "pro" in probiotics find out the scientific foundations for probiotics' role in combating disease and promoting health Microbes 101 get the scoop on how your digestive system works and the ways friendly and unfriendly microbes ...
Author: Shekhar Challa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Health & Fitness
"Probiotic Foods in Health and Disease" compiled by leading experts is a blend of fundamental and applied research related to the use of these important organisms in enhancement of human health. The book aims at covering all aspects of the intestinal microflora and offers a comprehensive review of the broad array of effects that can be attributed to probiotic usage. While the thrust remains the latest and most exciting findings in the field of gut health, it also opens a window to the possible role of probiotics beyond the gut such as oral health care, allergic disorders and women's health. The book also reviews pertinent legislation regulating the use of probiotics across the globe with special emphasis on Japan, a country which pioneered the establishment of a regulatory framework for functional foods, or foods that promote a health benefit besides providing basic nutrition. Each chapter offers a insight of the topic, reviews current research and discusses future direction. Most of the references that have been cited in the book chapters are recent, exploit modern methodologies, good controls and rational explanations for the probiotic benefits"--Provided by publisher.
The purpose of this book is to tell readers the story of what we have learned about nature so far and how we have done it.
Author: G. B. Nair
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: S. K. Dash
Publisher: Bl Publications
Category: Dietary supplements
Probiotics for Human Nutrition in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive resource of information on traditional and emerging health concepts and the development and application evolution of probiotics and their role in prevention and treatment of human metabolic disorders and illnesses. Key issues related to the general aspects of probiotics, probiotics in human nutrition, and probiotics in human health promotion and disease treatment are described and discussed. Sections discuss general features of probiotics, such as relationships with prebiotics, probiotics in human nutrition, including pregnancy, lactation, in children, and in the elderly, and the role of probiotics in human health and disease treatment. This book provides the most significant knowledge, mechanistic bases, uses, clinical perceptions, case studies and perspectives about probiotics for humans, considering possibilities and limitations in light of the appropriate available reference materials. Written by highly qualified researchers and edited by a team of experts, each chapter summarizes the latest available information on probiotics in human health and critically interprets the most significant evidence by applying the author’s own practical experience from investigations with probiotics. Present traditional and emerging concepts, developments and the evolution of probiotics Provides key insights that characterize probiotics as promising and innovative options for human nutrition Discusses how probiotics can be used in a perspective of health promotion and prevention and treatment of human metabolic disorders and illnesses
This book provides the most significant knowledge, mechanistic bases, uses, clinical perceptions, case studies and perspectives about probiotics for humans, considering possibilities and limitations in light of the appropriate available ...
Author: Evandro Leite de Souza
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion reviews and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. Experts define and support the actions of bacteria; bacteria modified bioflavonoids and prebiotic fibrous materials and vegetable compounds. A major emphasis is placed on the health-promoting activities and bioactive components of probiotic bacteria. Offers a novel focus on synbiotics, carefully designed prebiotics probiotics combinations to help design functional food and nutraceutical products Discusses how prebiotics and probiotics are complementary and can be incorporated into food products and used as alternative medicines Defines the variety of applications of probiotics in health and disease resistance and provides key insights into how gut flora are modified by specific food materials Includes valuable information on how prebiotics are important sources of micro-and macronutrients that modify body functions
Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion reviews and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics to prevent disease ...
Author: Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher: Academic Press
The selective inhibition achieved by the use of selective probiotic strains can control the growth of specific bacteria in plaque rather than complete elimination of plaque microbiota. Increasing antibiotic resistance is one reason to search for other possibilities in the treatment of infections in the oral cavity. One alternative to antibiotics may be the use of probiotics, which has been found to be beneficial to host health because of its several advantages. In recent years, probiotics have been used as a treatment to promote oral health, with lots of research going on; the area of probiotics and periodontal disease is still in its infancy. This book is an comprehensive compilation about the current trends and research going on in the field of periodontics pertaining to probiotics. Implications for this approach in the management of other diseases are also presented.
This book is an comprehensive compilation about the current trends and research going on in the field of periodontics pertaining to probiotics. Implications for this approach in the management of other diseases are also presented.
Author: Deepti Mittal
Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing