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Special Issue "The Probiotics and Prebiotics and Their Benefits for Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Prebiotics and Probiotics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 August 2023 | Viewed by 644
Special Issue Editors
Interests: probiotics theory and technology; functional food research and development; gut microbiota and host health
Interests: regulation of dietary polyphenols on Maillard reaction; evaluation of probiotic effect of polyphenols and regulation of immune metabolism of gut microbiota; food bioactive evaluation
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Special Issue Information
The goal of this Special Issue, entitled “Probiotics and Prebiotics and their Benefits for Health”, is to focus on the importance of nutrition with probiotics and prebiotics to improve gastrointestinal health in newborns, infants, and children.
Specifically, the aim is to clarify if probiotics and prebiotics can influence gut microbiota composition and host interaction favouring human health and preventing diseases.
There is increasing evidence that dysfunctional micro-ecosystems (e.g., reduced microbial diversity) may be associated with enteritis, such as inflammatory bowel disease, and several parenteral diseases such as obesity, diabetes, liver disease, cardiometabolic complications, and even cancer.
Therefore, understanding the mechanism through which the gut microbiota acts on host metabolism and regulates microbial composition through diet, prebiotics, probiotics, and antibiotics has a significant impact on human health. Most studies are based on infant formula supplemented with prebiotics. No evidence-based data currently exist on the effects of probiotics and/or prebiotics on children's health later in life. Future in-depth studies on the selection of specific prebiotics are still needed, in particular those that use various research means and establish a complete in vitro simulated intestinal system to evaluate the prebiotics and their mechanism on diseases.
Prof. Dr. Qixiao Zhai
Dr. Lianliang Liu
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- gut microbiota
- protein hydrolysates
- metabolic syndrome
- inflammatory bowel disease