Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics

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  • 938 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics: Bioactive Foods in Health Promotion reviews and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics to prevent disease and improve the health of various populations. Experts define and support the actions of bacteria; bacteria modified bioflavonoids and prebiotic fibrous materials and vegetable compounds. A major emphasis is placed on the health-promoting activities and bioactive components of probiotic bacteria.

  • Offers a novel focus on synbiotics, carefully designed prebiotics probiotics combinations to help design functional food and nutraceutical products
  • Discusses how prebiotics and probiotics are complementary and can be incorporated into food products and used as alternative medicines
  • Defines the variety of applications of probiotics in health and disease resistance and provides key insights into how gut flora are modified by specific food materials
  • Includes valuable information on how prebiotics are important sources of micro-and macronutrients that modify body functions
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Part 1: Prebiotics in Health Promotion

1. Prebiotics and probiotics: An assessment of their safety and health benefits

2. Pre- and Probiotic Supplementation in Ruminant Livestock Production

3. Prebiotic addition in dairy products: processing and health benefits

4. Low lactose Prebiotic-enriched milk

5. Intestinal microbiota in breast-fed infants: insights into infant-associated bifidobacteria and human milk glycans

6. Probiotics and Prebiotics for Promoting Health: via Gut Microbiota

7. Prebiotics in human milk and in infant formulas

8. Prebiotics and Probiotics in infant nutrition

9. Synthesis of Prebiotic Galactooligosaccharides: Science and Technology

10. Prebiotics as protectants of lactic acid bacteria

11. Prebiotic agave fructans and immune aspects

12. Prebiotic use in children

13. Structural characteristics and prebiotic effects of lotus seed resistant starch

Part 2: Probiotics in Food

14. Probiotic Lactobacillus strains from Iranian traditional cheeses

15. Safety of Probiotic Bacteria

16. Stressors and food environment: towards strategies to improve robustness and stress tolerance in probiotic

17. Effect of food composition on probiotic bacteria viability

18. Probiotics and antibiotic use

19. Multistrain Probiotics: the present forward the future

20. Production of Probiotic Cultures and Their Incorporation into Foods

21. Prebiotics and Other Microbial Manipulations in Fish Feeds: Prospective Update of Health benefits

22. Current and future applications of bacterial extracellular polysaccharides  

23. Probiotic and prebiotic dairy desserts

24. Lactobacillus paracasei-enriched vegetables containing health promoting molecules

25. Probiotics from the olive microbiota

26. Kimchi (Korean fermented vegetables) as a probiotic food

27. Probiotics as potential adsorbent of aflatoxin

Part 3: Synbiotics: Production, Application, and Health Promotion

28. Beta-glucans and synbiotics

29. Probiotics and synbiotics in lactating mothers

30. Symbiotics and the immune system

31. Synbiotics and immunization against H9N2 Avian influenza virus

32. Probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics and foodborne illness

33. In vitro screening and evaluation of synbiotics

34. Synbiotics and infantile acute gastroenteritis

35. Symbiotics, probiotics and fiber diet in diverticular disease

36. Gut Microbiota: Impact of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, Pharmabiotics and Postbiotics on Human Health

37. Potential benefits of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotic on the intestinal microbiota of the elderly

38. Synbiotics in gastrointestinal surgery

39. Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics and other strategies to modulate the gut microbiota in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

40. Gut microbiota & IBS

41. Synbiotics: a new strategy to improve immune system from gut to the peripheral sites

42. Probiotics and prebiotics for prevention of viral respiratory tract infections

43. Synbiotics in the Intensive Care Unit

44. Properties of probiotic bacteria: a proteomic approach

45. Symbiotic organisms and gut epithelial homeostasis

46. Non prebiotic actions of prebiotics

Part 4: Probiotics in Health

47. Probiotics and physical strength

48. Probiotics in Invasive Candidiasis

49. Probiotics and usage in bacterial vaginosis

50. Evidence and rational for probiotics to prevent infections in the elderly

51. Probiotics usage in childhood Helicobacter pylori infection

 52. Lipoic acid function and its safety in Multiple sclerosis

53. Probiotics and health: What publication rate on probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics implies?

54. The Cholesterol lowering effects of probiotic bacteria on lipid metabolism

55. The Use of Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics in the Critically Ill

56. Gynecological health and probiotics

Part 5: Probiotics and Chronic Diseases

57. Probiotics in inflamatory bowel diseases and cancer prevention

58. Resistant starch as a bioactive compound in Colorectal Cancer prevention

59. Probiotics in cancer prevention, updating the evidence

60. Cardiovascular Health and Disease Prevention: Association with Foodborne Pathogens and Potential Benefits of Probiotics

61. Probiotics usage in heart disease and psychiatry

62. Intestinal microbiota and susceptibility to viral infections. Role of probiotics.

63. Probiotics and usage in urinary tract infection

 64. Probiotics: immunomodulatory properties in allergy and eczema

65. Prebiotics and Probiotics for the Prevention and Treatment of Food Allergy

66. Prebiotics and probiotics for the prevention and treatment of allergic asthma

67. Amelioration of Helicobacter pylori induced PUD by probiotic lactic acid bacteria
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Watson, Ronald Ross
Ronald Ross Watson PhD is a professor of Health Promotion Sciences in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He was one of the founding members of this school serving the mountain west of the USA. He is a professor of Family and Community Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He began his research in public health at the Harvard School of Public Health as a fellow in 1971 doing field work on vaccines in Saudi Arabia. He has done clinical studies in Colombia, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and USA which provides a broad international view of public health. He has served in the military reserve hospital for 17 years with extensive training in medical responses to disasters as the chief biochemistry officer of a general hospital, retiring at a Lt. Colonel. He published 450 papers, and presently directs or has directed several NIH funded biomedical grants relating to alcohol and disease particularly immune function and cardiovascular effects including studying complementary and alternative medicines. Professor Ronald Ross Watson was Director of a National Institutes of Health funded Alcohol Research Center for 5 years. The main goal of the Center was to understand the role of ethanol-induced immunosuppression on immune function and disease resistance in animals. He is an internationally recognized alcohol-researcher, nutritionist and immunologist. He also initiated and directed other NIH-associated work at The University of Arizona, College of Medicine. Dr. Watson has funding from companies and non-profit foundations to study bioactive foods' components in health promotion. Professor Watson attended the University of Idaho, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in Chemistry in 1966. He completed his Ph.D. degree in 1971 in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. His postdoctoral schooling was completed at the Harvard School of Public Health in Nutrition and Microbiology, including a two-year postdoctoral research experience in immunology. Professor Watson is a distinguished member of several national and international nutrition, immunology, and cancer societies. Overall his career has involved studying many foods for their uses in health promotion. He has edited 120 biomedical reference books, particularly in health and 450 papers and chapters. His teaching and research in foods, nutrition and bacterial disease also prepare him to edit this book. He has 4 edited works on nutrition in aging. He has extensive experience working with natural products, alcohol, exercise, functional foods and dietary extracts for health benefits and safety issues, including getting 12 patents. Dr. Watson has done laboratory studies in mice on immune functions that decline with aging and the role of supplements in delaying this process as modified by alcohol and drugs of abuse.
Preedy, Victor R.
Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FRSB, FRSPH, FRCPath, FRSC is a senior member of King's College London. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre and a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine.

Professor Preedy has longstanding academic interests in substance misuse especially in relation to health and well being. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Drug and Alcohol Dependence and a founding member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Biology. In his career Professor Preedy was Reader at the Addictive Behaviour Centre at The University of Roehampton, and also Reader at the School of Pharmacy (now part of University College London; UCL). Professor Preedy is Editor of the influential works The Handbook Of Alcohol Related Pathology, The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions and Substance Misuse and The Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies (all published by Academic Press-Elsevier).

Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree (DSc). Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Biology in 1995 and also as a Fellow to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. He was then elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and in 2012 a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

To his credit, Professor Preedy has published over 600 articles, which includes peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, abstracts and symposium presentations, reviews and numerous books and volumes.

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