The Nest Vol 44 : Pro-, Pre-, and Synbiotics: Myths and Facts

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Gut Microbiota

Gut Microbiota and Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics; Human Milk Oligosaccharides versus Prebiotic Oligosaccharides; and Do Probiotics Really Need to Be "Alive"?

Gut Microbiota Is Not a Forgotten Organ Any More
Gut microbiota refers to organisms (bacteria, viruses, or eukaryotes) that are present in the gut. It has a profound
impact on immunological, nutritional, physiological, and protective processes [1], it has been linked to health, and it is considered by some to represent a new organ in the human body.