Special Issue "Impact of Dietary Components on Gut Microbiota"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: Human Nutrition; Dietary Pattern; Functional Ingredients; Intestinal Microbiota; Dietary Fiber and Associated Bioactive Compounds; Antioxidant dietary Fibers; Prebiotic Dietary Fibers; Glycemic response. Bioavailability and Intestinal Bioaccessibility of Bioactive Compounds
The essential role of diet in human health has been widely demonstrated. The triple interaction between the non-digestible components of a diet (dietary fiber and associated bioactive compounds), the colonic microbiota, and the intestinal cells determines the health of the gut ecosystem and, consequently, of the body. The colonic microbiota is a multifaceted integrator organ with defensive, trophic, and metabolic functions modulated by the diet, especially by the non-digestible components of food. Dysbiosis is also known to be a potent risk factor for numerous organic alterations related to food behavior, obesity, immunity, diabetes, etc. However, a dietary pattern including a great variety of foods rich in dietary fiber and bioactive compounds is associated with a “healthy microbiota” that enhances the wellness of the intestinal ecosystem. Therefore, a healthy dietary pattern and the use of biotic products are some of the most common strategies to modulate and support the symbiotic microbial communities that colonize the gut tract. In order to better understand the impact of dietary components on the gut microbiota, more interdisciplinary studies are needed.
This Special Issue entitled “Impact of dietary components on the gut microbiota” welcomes the submission of original research manuscripts, reviews, clinical trials, interventions studies, or meta-analyses concerning the relationships between food components, ingredients, or whole diets and the colonic microbiota, as well as their role in human health.
Dr. Isabel Goñi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Colonic microbiota
- Dietary fiber
- Bioactive compounds
- Biotic products
- Healthy dietary pattern
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Title: Impact of consumption of polyphenol-rich fruit and vegetables on the human gut microbiota
Author: Isabel Goñi ([email protected])
Address: Dpt. Nutrition and Food Science, University Complutense, Madrid,Spain
- Title: Impact of wine polyphenols on gut microbiota: protective effects on brain function (Review)
Author: Victoria Moreno-Arribas ([email protected])
Address: Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL). Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain
- Title: Changes in gut microbiota communities during in vitro colonic fermentation of non-digestible components of mango (Mangífera indica)
Author: Sonia Sáyago-Ayerdi ([email protected])
Address: Instituto Tecnológico de Tepic. Tepic Nayarit, Mexico