Carbohydrate-Free Peach (Prunus persica) and Plum (Prunus domestica) Juice Affects Fecal Microbial Ecology in an Obese Animal Model

@inproceedings{Noratto2014CarbohydrateFreeP,
  title={Carbohydrate-Free Peach (Prunus persica) and Plum (Prunus domestica) Juice Affects Fecal Microbial Ecology in an Obese Animal Model},
  author={Giuliana Doris Noratto and Jose F Garcia-Mazcorro and Melissa E. Markel and H{\'e}rcia Stampini Duarte Martino and Yasushi Minamoto and J{\"o}rg Manfred Steiner and David J Byrne and Jan S Suchodolski and Susanne U. Mertens-Talcott},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Growing evidence shows the potential of nutritional interventions to treat obesity but most investigations have utilized non-digestible carbohydrates only. Peach and plum contain high amounts of polyphenols, compounds with demonstrated anti-obesity effects. The underlying process of successfully treating obesity using polyphenols may involve an alteration of the intestinal microbiota. However, this phenomenon is not well understood. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Obese Zucker rats… CONTINUE READING
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