Short chain fatty acids and colonic health.

@article{Hijov2007ShortCF,
  title={Short chain fatty acids and colonic health.},
  author={Em{\'i}lia Hijov{\'a} and Anna Chmel{\'a}rov{\'a}},
  journal={Bratislavske lekarske listy},
  year={2007},
  volume={108 8},
  pages={
          354-8
        }
}
Recently, colonic health has been linked to the maintaining overall health status and reducing the risk of diseases by changes in lifestyle. Functional foods, such as "prebiotics" and "probiotics", dietary fibers, and other dietary components that target the colon and affect its environment enhancing short fatty acid (SCFA) production have been at the forefront. The topic of this review is the key end products of colonic fermentation, the SCFA butyric, acetic, and propionic acids. SCFA are… CONTINUE READING
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