Prebiotics: Diet–Bacterial–Gut Interactions and Their Impact on Health

Editor(s): J.M. Saavedra Clinical Nutrition Highlights volume 1 issue 2 , 2005

Summary

Over the last few decades, it has become clear that our diet has a profound effect on intestinal and general health in ways other than the delivery of digestible and absorbable nutrients. In fact, the importance of components that are not digested by human enzymes and are not absorbed has become increasingly recognized.