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Gut Microbiota - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128105412, 9780128105429

Gut Microbiota

1st Edition

Interactive Effects on Nutrition and Health

Authors: Edward Ishiguro Natasha Haskey Kristina Campbell
Paperback ISBN: 9780128105412
eBook ISBN: 9780128105429
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th January 2018
Page Count: 208
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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


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About the Authors

Edward Ishiguro

Dr. Edward Ishiguro has published dozens of scientific papers on the molecular basis for bacterial antibiotic tolerance. During his long and continuing career, he has served as chair of his university's Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology and has been publicly recognized for his outstanding teaching and research.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Natasha Haskey

Registered Dietitian Natasha Haskey is a leading dietitian expert in the field of probiotics and prebiotics, as well as how diet impacts the microbiome. Health knowledge translation is at the heart of her work. She has authored a number of evidence-based publications written for both scientific audiences and the general public.

Affiliations and Expertise

Registered Dietitian/Consultant, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Kristina Campbell

Professional science communicator Kristina Campbell covers gut microbiota science for online and print media. A member of Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, she writes and consults internationally and is also author of The Well-Fed Microbiome Cookbook (Rockridge Press, 2016).

Affiliations and Expertise

M.Sc., Victoria, BC, Canada

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