Prebiotics: tools to manipulate the gut microbiome and metabolome

  title={Prebiotics: tools to manipulate the gut microbiome and metabolome},
  author={Fatima Enam and Thomas J. Mansell},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology \& Biotechnology},
  • F. Enam, T. Mansell
  • Published 14 June 2019
  • Biology
  • Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
The human gut is an ecosystem comprising trillions of microbes interacting with the host. The composition of the microbiota and their interactions play roles in different biological processes and in the development of human diseases. Close relationships between dietary modifications, microbiota composition and health status have been established. This review focuses on prebiotics, or compounds which selectively encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria, their mechanisms of action and benefits… 

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