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Toward a Personalized Approach in Prebiotics Research

Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences, Box 2203, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Nutrients 2017, 9(2), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu9020092
Received: 14 December 2016 / Revised: 17 January 2017 / Accepted: 20 January 2017 / Published: 26 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Fibers and Human Health)
Recent characterization of the human microbiome and its influences on health have led to dramatic conceptual shifts in dietary bioactives research. Prebiotic foods that include many dietary fibers and resistant starches are perceived as beneficial for maintaining a healthy gut microbiota. This article brings forward some current perspectives in prebiotic research to discuss why reporting of individual variations in response to interventions will be important to discern suitability of prebiotics as a disease prevention tool. View Full-Text
Keywords: prebiotics; disease prevention; dietary bioactives; resistant starch type 4; intervention response variability prebiotics; disease prevention; dietary bioactives; resistant starch type 4; intervention response variability
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