Colonic bacterial metabolites and human health.

  title={Colonic bacterial metabolites and human health.},
  author={W. Randall Russell and Lesley Hoyles and Harry James Flint and Marc-Emmanuel Dumas},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  volume={16 3},
The influence of the microbial-mammalian metabolic axis is becoming increasingly important for human health. Bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates (CHOs) and proteins produces short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and a range of other metabolites including those from aromatic amino acid (AAA) fermentation. SCFA influence host health as energy sources and via multiple signalling mechanisms. Bacterial transformation of fibre-related phytochemicals is associated with a reduced incidence of several… CONTINUE READING