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Diet, Microbiome and Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114407, 9780128114926

Diet, Microbiome and Health, Volume 11

1st Edition

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Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114407
eBook ISBN: 9780128114926
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th January 2018
Page Count: 526
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Table of Contents

Section 1: State of the art and applications
1. Gut microbes- the miniscule labourers in the human body
Suma Sarojini
2. Role Of  Probiotics Towards The Improvement Of  Gut Health With Special Reference to Colorectal Cancer
Mian Kamran Sharif, Sana Mahmood and Fasiha Ahsan

Section 2: Probiotics and prebiotics
3. Therapeutic aspects of probiotics and prebiotics
Asif Ahmad and Sumaira Khalid
4.  Lactic acid bacteria beverage contribution for preventive medicine and nationwide health problems in Japan
Akira Kanda and Masatoshi Hara
5. Microbiome Alterations in People with Obesity: The Probiotics Double Role
Edwin E. Martínez Leo, Armando M. Martín Ortega, Maira R. Segura Campos
6. Safety of probiotics
Dorota Zielińska, Barbara Sionek, Danuta Kołożyn-Krajewska

Section 3: Nutritional aspects
7. Flavonoids in foods and their role in healthy nutrition
Silvia Tsanova-Savova, Petko Denev, Fanny Ribarova
8. The role of milk oligosaccharides in host-microbial interactions and their defensive function in the gut
Sinead T. Morrin, Jane A. Irwin, Stephen D. Carrington and Rita M. Hickey
9. Nutritional yeast biomass: characterisation and application
Monika Elzbieta Jach and Anna Serefko

Section 4: Health, disease and therapy
10. Effect of diet on gut microbiota as etiological factor in Autism spectrum disorder
Afaf El-Ansary, Hussain Al Dera, Rawan Aldahash
11. Dietary fibres: A way to a healthy micorbiome

Prerna Sharma, Chetna Bhandari, Sandeep Kumar, Bhoomika Sharma, Priyanka Bhadwal and Navneet Agnihotri
12. Effects of the Gut Microbiota on Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nalan Hakime Nogay
13. Diet, Microbiome, and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Daniel C. Javitt, Gabriel A. Javitt

Section 5: Function and safety
14. Gastrointestinal Exposome for Food Functionality and Safety
Yuseok Moon
15. Risk from viral pathogens in seafood
Samanta S. Khora


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.

Key Features

  • 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


Industry personnel dealing with food technology/processing, agriculture and nutrition sciences; people in private sectors including supplement industry and the medical/pharmaceutical business. Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Students in Food Microbiology, Dairy Microbiology, GIT Microbiology, Functional Foods, Pharmaceutical Science and Nutrition


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About the Editors

Alexandru Grumezescu

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

Alina Maria Holban

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. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania