Nutritional influences on the gut microbiota and the consequences for gastrointestinal health.

@article{Scott2011NutritionalIO,
  title={Nutritional influences on the gut microbiota and the consequences for gastrointestinal health.},
  author={Karen P. Scott and S. H. Duncan and Petra Louis and Harry James Flint},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={1073-8}
}
The human colonic microbiota degrades dietary substrates that are indigestible in the upper GIT (gastrointestinal tract), releasing bacterial metabolites, some of which are important for gut health. Advances in molecular biology techniques have facilitated detailed analyses of the composition of the bacterial community resident in the lower GIT. Such analyses have indicated that more than 500 different bacterial species colonize an individual, and that, although there is much functional… CONTINUE READING
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