Journal article

Developments in understanding and applying prebiotics in research and practice-an ISAPP conference paper.

KP Scott, R Grimaldi, M Cunningham, SR Sarbini, A Wijeyesekera, MLK Tang, JC-Y Lee, YF Yau, J Ansell, S Theis, K Yang, R Menon, J Arfsten, S Manurung, V Gourineni, GR Gibson

Journal of Applied Microbiology | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIMS: The concept of using specific dietary components to selectively modulate the gut microbiota to confer a health benefit, defined as prebiotics, originated in 1995. In 2018, a group of scientists met at the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics annual meeting in Singapore to discuss advances in the prebiotic field, focussing on issues affecting functionality, research methodology and geographical differences. METHODS AND RESULTS: The discussion ranged from examining scientific literature supporting the efficacy of established prebiotics, to the prospects for establishing health benefits associated with novel compounds, isolated from different sources. CONCLUS..

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