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Beneficial Effects of Probiotic and Food Borne Yeasts on Human Health
Department of Food Science, Food Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Rolighedsvej 30, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
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Received: 28 January 2010; in revised form: 1 March 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 1 April 2010
Abstract: Besides being important in the fermentation of foods and beverages, yeasts have shown numerous beneficial effects on human health. Among these, probiotic effects are the most well known health effects including prevention and treatment of intestinal diseases and immunomodulatory effects. Other beneficial functions of yeasts are improvement of bioavailability of minerals through the hydrolysis of phytate, folate biofortification and detoxification of mycotoxins due to surface binding to the yeast cell wall.
Keywords: yeasts; S. cerevisiae var. boulardii; probiotics; phytate; folate; mycotoxins
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Moslehi-Jenabian, S.; Lindegaard, L.; Jespersen, L. Beneficial Effects of Probiotic and Food Borne Yeasts on Human Health. Nutrients 2010, 2, 449-473.
Moslehi-Jenabian S, Lindegaard L, Jespersen L. Beneficial Effects of Probiotic and Food Borne Yeasts on Human Health. Nutrients. 2010; 2(4):449-473.
Moslehi-Jenabian, Saloomeh; Lindegaard, Line; Jespersen, Lene. 2010. "Beneficial Effects of Probiotic and Food Borne Yeasts on Human Health." Nutrients 2, no. 4: 449-473.