Diet, Microbiome and Health, Volume 11, in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, presents the most up-to-date research to help scientists, researchers and students in the field of food engineering understand the different microbial species we have in our guts, why they are important to human development, immunity and health, and how to use that understanding to further promote research to create healthy food products. In addition, the book provides studies that clearly demonstrate how dietary preferences and social behavior significantly impact the diversity of microbial species in the gut and their numeric values, which may balance health and disease.
- Highlights research discoveries on how gut microbiota influence and are impacted by health and disease
- Includes information on and examples of healthy foods
- Discusses gut microbiota in autism, GI disease, neuropsychiatric disorders, obesity and metabolic disease
- Explores the barrier function of the gut
- Examines how food preferences impact gut microbiota
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Section 1: State of the art and applications 1. Gut microbes- the miniscule labourers in the human body 2. Role Of Probiotics Towards The Improvement Of Gut Health With Special Reference to Colorectal Cancer
Section 2: Probiotics and prebiotics 3. Therapeutic aspects of probiotics and prebiotics 4. Lactic acid bacteria beverage contribution for preventive medicine and nationwide health problems in Japan 5. Microbiome Alterations in People with Obesity: The Probiotics Double Role 6. Safety of probiotics
Section 3: Nutritional aspects 7. Flavonoids in foods and their role in healthy nutrition 8. The role of milk oligosaccharides in host-microbial interactions and their defensive function in the gut 9. Nutritional yeast biomass: characterisation and application
Section 4: Health, disease and therapy 10. Effect of diet on gut microbiota as etiological factor in Autism spectrum disorder 11. Dietary fibres: A way to a healthy microbiome 12. Effects of the Gut Microbiota on Autism Spectrum Disorder 13. Diet, Microbiome, and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Section 5: Function and safety 14. Gastrointestinal Exposome for Food Functionality and Safety 15. Risk from viral pathogens in seafood
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
Holban, Alina Maria
Alina-Maria Holban is a Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate Researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, working on the field of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. The contribution of Dr Holban in her research field is supported by the publication of 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings (posters and oral presentations, from which 29 were presented in International scientific meetings), 21 edited books, 20 book chapters in international books and 2 GenBank original sequences (patents). More than 50% of the published papers are investigating the applications of nanomaterials on biomedical fields.