Is The Sky The Limit?
Koen Venema and Ana Paula do Carmo
from: Probiotics and Prebiotics: Current Research and Future Trends (Edited by: Koen Venema and Ana Paula do Carmo). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2015) Pages: 489-494.
Over the past two decades significant progress has been made in both the probiotics and the prebiotics area. Whereas earlier the primary diseases for probiotics were inflammatory bowel disease and allergy, this has now expanded to multiple other diseases and disorders too. And whereas earlier a prebiotic effect was considered to be synonymous with an increase in bifidobacteria, the research field now encompasses much more, and for instance looks at butyrate production, or levels of Faecalibacterium prausnitizii or Akkermansia muciniphila. One can therefore wonder: Are pro- and prebiotics effective for everything? This chapter hypothesizes on aspects that are beginning to be addressed, or have not even been considered yet, but might become relevant in the future as well read more ...