Modulation of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome with Nondigestible Fermentable Carbohydrates To Improve Human Health.

  title={Modulation of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome with Nondigestible Fermentable Carbohydrates To Improve Human Health.},
  author={Edward C. Deehan and Rebbeca M. Duar and Anissa M. Armet and Maria Elisa Perez-Mu{\~n}oz and Mingliang Jin and Jens Walter},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  volume={5 5}
There is a clear association between the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome and the development of chronic noncommunicable diseases, providing a rationale for the development of strategies that target the GI microbiota to improve human health. In this article, we discuss the potential of supplementing the human diet with nondigestible fermentable carbohydrates (NDFCs) to modulate the composition, structure, diversity, and metabolic potential of the GI microbiome in an attempt to prevent or treat… 

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