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Prebiotics: future trends in health care

  • Rupali Singh
  • Pramod Kumar Sharma
  • Rishabha Malviya
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Abstract

Prebiotics are the non-digestible food ingredients, which help in the successful digestion of the food components in the gut and lower intestine. They play an important role in the promotion of the growth of “good” bacteria in the intestine and gut of humans. In other words, nutraceuticals are beneficial for the maintenance of gut microbiota, microflora, and human health. This study specially reviewed different articles on the role of prebiotics in hepatic encephalopathy, cardiovascular diseases, constipation, diarrhea, hypotriglyceridemia, and type 2 diabetes. In conclusion, prebiotics are supplements to improve health and can favorably treat biological disorders.

Keywords

Prebiotics Gut microflora Nutraceuticals 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors are highly thanks full to Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology for providing necessary guidance and facilities. Authors would like to thanks NISCAIR (National Library) New Delhi for providing library facilities.

Conflict of interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupali Singh
    • 1
  • Pramod Kumar Sharma
    • 1
  • Rishabha Malviya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical TechnologyMeerut Institute of Engineering and TechnologyMeerutIndia

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