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Special Issue "Microbiota, Food and Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: probiotics; intestinal microbiota; bifidobacterium; newborn
During the last decade, our knowledge on the composition of the human microbiota has increased enormously. It has become clear that the human microbiota plays a key role for maintaining health, and that dysbiosis of this microbiota is involved in different communicable and non-communicable diseases. Diet has been identified as a major driver of microbiota composition and function. However, our knowledge on the impact of specific foods and nutrients and other dietary components upon the intestinal microbiota, along the different life stages, is still limited. Currently, a great research effort is being done for understanding the influence of different dietary components on the microbiota as a mediator of human health. In this context, this Special Issue, “Microbiota, Food and Health”, will cover a selection of current research topics, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Role of microbiota-food interaction in the maintenance of human health.
- Impact of both long and short-term nutritional and dietary interventions on the intestinal microbiota composition and function in different age groups.
- Effects of dietary patterns on the human intestinal microbiota.
- Influence of the gut microbiota in the transformation of dietary components and effects on bioavailability of the nutrients, bioactivity and health.
- Modulation of intestinal microbiota and beneficial effects of functional foods or specific dietary ingredients.
- Experimental studies on the mechanisms involved in the microbiota-food-health interaction.
We are particularly interested in human intervention and observational studies deciphering the role of food in the modulation of the microbiota composition/function and the consequences for human health.
Prof. Miguel Gueimonde
Prof. Kirsi Laitinen
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- functional foods