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Functional foods and paediatric gastro-intestinal health and disease

Taylor, C. J. and Mahenthiralingam, Eshwar 2006. Functional foods and paediatric gastro-intestinal health and disease. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 26 (2) , pp. 79-86. 10.1179/146532806X107403

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Abstract

The application of molecular methods to gastro-intestinal diseases is giving insight into the way in which the resident intestinal microbiota interacts with the mucosal immune system. Using traditional culture techniques, the importance of mucosally-associated bacterial biofilms in maintaining mucosal integrity has been demonstrated in ways previously impossible. Changes in the balance of organisms at initiation of and during disease provide a rationale for interventions with functional foods which facilitate re-establishment of the homeostasis of healthy gut.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
ISSN: 0272-4936
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/62721

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