Nutritional interest of dietary fiber and prebiotics in obesity: Lessons from the MyNewGut consortium

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Nathalie M Delzenne, Marta Olivares, Audrey M Neyrinck, Martin Beaumont, Louise Kjølbæk, Thomas Meinert Larsen, Alfonso Benítez-Páez, Marina Romaní-Pérez, Vicenta Garcia-Campayo, Douwina Bosscher, Yolanda Sanz, Jan-Willem van der Kamp

The aim of EU project MyNewGut is to contribute to future public health-related recommendations supported by new insight in gut microbiome and nutrition-host relationship. In this Opinion Paper, we first revisit the concept of dietary fiber, taking into account their interaction with the gut microbiota. This paper also summarizes the main effects of dietary fibers with prebiotic properties in intervention studies in humans, with a particular emphasis on the effects of arabinoxylans and arabinoxylo-oligosaccharides on metabolic alterations associated with obesity. Based on the existing state of the art and future
development, we elaborate the steps required to propose dietary guidelines related to dietary fibers, taking into account their interaction with the gut microbiota.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nutrition
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Mar 2019

    Research areas

  • The Faculty of Science - Microbiota, Dietary fiber, Probiotics, Dietary recommendations, Obesity

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