Nutritional modulation of gut microbiota – the impact on metabolic disease pathophysiology
Year Published: 2016
J Nutr Biochem
Ojeda P, Bobe A, Dolan K, Leone V, Martinez K
This artice is a review about the research surrounding gut microbiota modulation through diet to affect obesity, liver and biliary function, and circadian rhythm
Key Findings: Indigestible fibers in plant foods serve as prebiotics, giving rise to short chain fatty acids (SCFA) after metabolism by gut bacteria. These SCFAs can help to decrease obesity and cancer risks. Nutrition also changes gut bacteria to improve liver function. Indigestible fibers are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, and legumes (peanuts are botanically legumes).