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In December 2016, a panel of experts in microbiology, nutrition and clinical research was convened by the International… Expand The health benefits of dietary fiber have long been appreciated. Higher intakes of dietary fiber are linked to less… Expand OBJECTIVE To investigate deep and comprehensive analysis of gut microbial communities and biological parameters after prebiotic… Expand The different compartments of the gastrointestinal tract are inhabited by populations of micro-organisms. By far the most… Expand Recent outbreaks of food-borne diseases highlight the need for reducing bacterial pathogens in foods of animal origin. Animal… Expand At some stage in the origin of life, an informational polymer must have arisen by purely chemical means. According to one version… Expand A prebiotic is "a selectively fermented ingredient that allows specific changes, both in the composition and/or activity in the… Expand Prebiotics are short‐chain carbohydrates that alter the composition, or metabolism, of the gut microbiota in a beneficial manner… Expand Prebiotics are non-digestible (by the host) food ingredients that have a beneficial effect through their selective metabolism in… Expand The intestinal microbiota, epithelium, and immune system provide resistance to enteric pathogens. Recent data suggest that… Expand