Gut Microbiota

Gut Microbiota

Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health

1st Edition - January 2, 2018

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  • Authors: Edward Ishiguro, Natasha Haskey, Kristina Campbell
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128105429
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128105412

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Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health focuses on the fascinating intestinal microbiome as it relates to nutrition. The book covers the core science in the microbiome field and draws links between the microbiome and nutrition in medicine. Reflecting the most current state of evidence available in the field, the early chapters introduce key concepts about the microbiome, and the latter focus on the application of the gut microbiome and nutrition science. Both human studies and animal studies (where appropriate) are discussed throughout the work. Addressing topics such as gut microbiota throughout the lifespan, gut microbiota in health and disease, and genetic and environmental influences on gut microbiota, this book will provide scientists and clinicians who have an interest in the microbiome with an understanding of the future potential and limitations of this tool as they strive to make use of evidence-based diet information for the maintenance of good health.

Key Features

  • Explores how diet influences gut microbiota
  • Consolidates new research on how gut microbiota affects nutrition
  • Identifies how the research applies to food science
  • Provides practical diet suggestions for improving health


Food and nutrition researchers working in academia and industry and healthcare professionals giving dietary recommendations to the general public

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: An Overview of the Human Microbiome
    Chapter 2: The Gut Microbiota
    Chapter 3: Gut Microbiota Throughout the Lifespan
    Chapter 4: Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease
    Chapter 5: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Gut Microbiota
    Chapter 6: Impact of Nutrition on the Gut Microbiota
    Chapter 7: Therapeutic Manipulation of Gut Microbiota
    Chapter 8: Practical Diet Recommendations
    Chapter 9: Applications of Gut Microbiota and Nutrition Science
    Chapter 10: The Future of Gut Microbiota and Nutrition

Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: January 2, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128105429
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128105412

About the Authors

Edward Ishiguro

Edward Ishiguro is a microbial biochemist and a professor emeritus at the University of Victoria, Canada. His 35-year research career is notable for the discovery of how bacteria in nongrowing or slowgrowing states develop temporary tolerance to antibiotics, a condition known as persistence, which is an important consideration in chemotherapy of infections involving biofilms. A recipient of the UVic Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award (2005) and the UVic Alumni Association Harry Hickman Teaching Excellence Award (2006), he currently dedicates much of his time as a science communicator to local schools and various lay audiences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada

Natasha Haskey

Natasha Haskey is a clinician scientist and a registered dietitian in Canada with more than 20 years of clinical experience. Fascinated by all things microbiome, Natasha completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia, focusing on how diet influences inflammation and the gut microbiome. She is passionate about translating emerging scientific information about nutrition and the microbiome for healthcare professionals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Registered Dietitian/Consultant, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Kristina Campbell

Kristina Campbell is a science and medical writer who specializes in creating resources for healthcare professionals on the emerging translational aspects of the gut microbiome, probiotics, and prebiotics. She covers microbiome science for online and print media throughout Europe and North America and is also the author of The Well-Fed Microbiome, a book on the microbiome and diet written for the general public.

Affiliations and Expertise

KC Microbiome Communications Group (science and medical writer), Victoria, Canada

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  • Elizabeth R. Sat May 25 2019

    Gut Microbiota 1st Edition Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health

    This is an excellent, well-researched book. I read it cover to cover, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The authors take a difficult subject and make it understandable.