Gut Microbiota - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128105412

Gut Microbiota

1st Edition

Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health

Authors: Edward Ishiguro Natasha Haskey Kristina Campbell
Paperback ISBN: 9780128105412
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 2018
Page Count: 212
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Gut Microbiota: Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health provides a detailed account of gut microbiota research, an exploration of how diet influences gut microbiota and the implications of gut microbiota for health. The book provides a summary of how diet interacts with the gut microbiome and presents practical applications focused on food, supplements and safety. This book provides 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

  • Consolidates new research on how gut microbiota affects nutrition
  • Identifies how the research applies to food, supplements and safety
  • Provides diet recommendations to improve health
  • Includes case studies from clinical populations
  • Explores how diet influences gut microbiota


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

Table of Contents

Section 1: Gut Microbiota
1. Defining gut microbiota
2. Gut Microbiota Research
3. Gut Microbiota throughout the lifespan
4. Role of gut microbiota and the health implications

Section 2: Gut Microbiota and Nutrition
5. Nutrition changes microbiota
6. Microbiota changes nutrition

Section 3: Applications of Gut Microbiota and Nutrition Science
7. Food
8. Supplements
9. Safety
10. Practical diet recommendations for healthy individuals
11. Review case studies

Section 4: Future of Gut Microbiota and Nutrition
Toward a systems perspective


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About the Author

Edward Ishiguro

Dr. Ed Ishiguro is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology at the University of Victoria (Canada). He has published dozens of scientific papers on the molecular basis for bacterial antibiotic tolerance. During his long and continuing career, Ishiguro has served as chair of his university's Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and has been publicly recognized for his outstanding teaching and research. He actively participates in science communication outreach.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Natasha Haskey

Registered Dietitian Natasha Haskey (MSc RD) is a leading nutrition expert in the field of probiotics, prebiotics, as well as how diet impacts the microbiome. Health knowledge translation is at the heart of her work. She has delivered numerous presentations related to gut health to colleagues, students and the general public. Natasha has authored a number of evidence-based publications written for both scientific audiences and the general public. She holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan and maintains a clinical nutrition practice in inflammatory bowel disease in Saskatoon. She is a member of the Saskatchewan Dietitians Association and the Dietitians of Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Pharmacy & Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Kristina Campbell

Science writer Kristina Campbell specializes in communication about the gut microbiota. As a web editor for the Gut Microbiota for Health Experts Exchange, she has interviewed dozens of experts on nutrition and the microbiome and summarized their research for an expert audience. She is a member of the Canadian Science Writers Association and an active freelance writer whose work has appeared in publications around the world, from Canada to Australia, and translated into French and Spanish.

Affiliations and Expertise

Science Writer, Victoria, BC, Canada