Gut microbiota opens locked prebiotic research doors

By Shane Starling

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Gut flora, Nutrition

Evolving gut microbiota knowledge is being leveraged to drive prebiotic research forward and providing new insights into older prebiotics, according to a leading researcher.

“The concept of prebiotics finally was born before the great knowledge of the gut microbiota we have now in hand and the evolution of the techniques are really magic for a scientist now,” ​said Dr Nathalie Delzenne, Head of Research Group in Metabolism & Nutrition, Louvain Drug Research Institute.

Speaking after the recent European Congress on Obesity in Lyon, France, Dr Delzenne said that while the field remained in its infancy, “there are intervention studies promising data that have to be confirmed and so on” ​along with in vitro ​and animal studies.

Shane Starling attended the Congress at the invitation of Roquette.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

Uncover emerging immunity trends and opportunities

Uncover emerging immunity trends and opportunities

DSM Nutritional Products | 20-Sep-2022 | Technical / White Paper

Today’s consumers see immunity as a top priority for year-round wellbeing and are taking greater ownership of their immune health. To help you stay ahead...

Whitepaper: Optimizing immunity with vitamin D

Whitepaper: Optimizing immunity with vitamin D

DSM Nutritional Products | 16-Jun-2022 | Technical / White Paper

With vitamin D science evolving rapidly since the COVID-19 pandemic, our new whitepaper breaks down the latest research on the role of vitamin D in supporting...

Follow us


View more