The beneficial effects of microflora, especially obligate anaerobes, and their products on the colonic environment in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Kanauchi2005TheBE,
  title={The beneficial effects of microflora, especially obligate anaerobes, and their products on the colonic environment in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Osamu Kanauchi and Yoshiaki Matsumoto and Masae Matsumura and Masamichi Fukuoka and Tadao Bamba},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={
          1047-53
        }
}
Because intestinal microflora play a pivotal role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), there is currently some interest in alternating the composition of the microflora toward a potentially more remedial community. This paper summarizes the clinical and experimental efficacy of the manipulation of microflora by the use of antibiotics, probiotics, and prebiotics in IBD. Germinated barley foodstuff (GBF) is a prebiotic whose unique characteristics make it highly suitable for… CONTINUE READING

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