Modifying The Microbial Metabolic Activity

Due to its numbers and taxonomic diversity, the intestinal microbiota has an enormous metabolic potential. The microbiota's metabolic activity is comparable to that of the liver, our metabolically most active organ. This metabolism has a pronounced influence on the health and well being of the host, as described in more detail in the chapter by Goldin. Probiotics have been shown to be able to change the metabolic activity of the intestinal microbiota. In part, this may relate to a direct change in its composition, but it may also relate to a change in metabolism of some members of the microbiota in response to a shift in the intestinal environment. The main metabolic markers that are potentially influenced by probiotics are the production of short chain fatty acids (SCFA) and fecal enzyme activity.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

If Pregnancy Is Something That Frightens You, It's Time To Convert Your Fear Into Joy. Ready To Give Birth To A Child? Is The New Status Hitting Your State Of Mind? Are You Still Scared To Undergo All The Pain That Your Best Friend Underwent Just A Few Days Back? Not Convinced With The Answers Given By The Experts?

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