Prebiotics and resistance to gastrointestinal infections

  title={Prebiotics and resistance to gastrointestinal infections},
  author={Glenn R. Gibson and Anne L. McCartney and R. A. Rastall},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  pages={S31 - S34}
Acute gut disorder is a cause for significant medicinal and economic concern. Certain individual pathogens of the gut, often transmitted in food or water, have the ability to cause severe discomfort. There is a need to manage such conditions more effectively. The route of reducing the risk of intestinal infections through diet remains largely unexplored. Antibiotics are effective at inhibiting pathogens; however, these should not be prescribed in the absence of disease and therefore cannot be… 

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