Dietary fiber and prebiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota

  title={Dietary fiber and prebiotics and the gastrointestinal microbiota},
  author={Hannah D Holscher},
  booktitle={Gut microbes},
The gastrointestinal microbiota has an important role in human health, and there is increasing interest in utilizing dietary approaches to modulate the composition and metabolic function of the microbial communities that colonize the gastrointestinal tract to improve health, and prevent or treat disease. One dietary strategy for modulating the microbiota is consumption of dietary fiber and prebiotics that can be metabolized by microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. Human alimentary enzymes are… CONTINUE READING
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