Dietary prebiotics: current status and new definition

  title={Dietary prebiotics: current status and new definition},
  author={Glenn R. Gibson and Karen P. Scott and R. A. Rastall and Kieran Michael Tuohy and Arland T Hotchkiss and Alix Dubert-Ferrandon and M{\'e}lanie G. Gareau and Eileen F. Murphy and Delphine Saulnier and Gunnar Loh and Sandra Macfarlane and Nathalie M. Delzenne and Yehuda Ringel and Gunhild Kozianowski and Robin S. Dickmann and Irene Lenoir-Wijnkoop and Carey Walker and Randal K. Buddington},
  journal={Food Science \& Technology Bulletin: Functional Foods},
In November 2008, a group of scientists met at the 6th Meeting of the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) in London, Ontario, Canada, to discuss the functionality of prebiotics. As a result of this, it was concluded that the prebiotic field is currently dominated by gastrointestinal events. However, in the future, it may be the case that other mixed microbial ecosystems may be modulated by a prebiotic approach, such as the oral cavity, skin and the… 

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