Colonic Health: Fermentation and Short Chain Fatty Acids

  title={Colonic Health: Fermentation and Short Chain Fatty Acids},
  author={J. Wong and R. de Souza and C. Kendall and A. Emam and D. Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
  • J. Wong, R. de Souza, +2 authors D. Jenkins
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Interest has been recently rekindled in short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) with the emergence of prebiotics and probiotics aimed at improving colonic and systemic health. Dietary carbohydrates, specifically resistant starches and dietary fiber, are substrates for fermentation that produce SCFAs, primarily acetate, propionate, and butyrate, as end products. The rate and amount of SCFA production depends on the species and amounts of microflora present in the colon, the substrate source and gut… CONTINUE READING
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