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pre·bi·ot·ics

(prē'bī-ot'iks)
Nondigestible food ingredients that target selected groups of the human colonic microflora, thus enhancing colonization of those offering health benefits, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.
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prebiotics (prē·bī·ˑ·tiks),

n.pl nondigestible food components that support overall health by promoting the activity of probiotic bacteria in the large intestine. Also called
oligosaccharides.
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Although many fruit byproducts are good sources of nutrients, little is known about their potential as prebiotics.
Jennifer Gu, PhD, vice president for research and development at AIDP presented new research from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), which demonstrated the prebiotic xylooligosacchride (XOS) PreticX plays an essential role in overall human health, as well as creating diverse ecology in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
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Ease of incorporation and growing consumer awareness is expected to drive prebiotics demand in food and beverages industry over the forecast period.
In analysing the gut microbiota, a significantly lower proportion of Clostridium histolyticum bacteria were observed in the probiotic group compared to placebo and prebiotics groups.
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You can find foods with prebiotics throughout Europe and Asia.
Probiotics and prebiotics in the management of irritable bowel syndrome--a review of recent clinical trials and systematic reviews.
Probiotics and prebiotics are interventions available to practitioners and the lay public alike to correct intestinal dysbiosis and restore symbiotic microbial equipoise.
It goes without saying that the proper identification of prebiotics and probiotics is an essential part of the screening process.