11. Prebiotics: Past, Present and Future

  1. G. R. Gibson and
  2. R. A. Rastall
  1. Jeff D. Leach1,
  2. Robert A. Rastall2 and
  3. Glenn R. Gibson2

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch11

Prebiotics: Development & Application

Prebiotics: Development & Application

How to Cite

Leach, J. D., Rastall, R. A. and Gibson, G. R. (2006) Prebiotics: Past, Present and Future, in Prebiotics: Development & Application (eds G. R. Gibson and R. A. Rastall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch11

Editor Information

  1. School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Paleobiotics Lab, 144 Arenas Valley, Silver City, NM 88061, USA

  2. 2

    School of Food Biosciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 226, Reading RG6 6AP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023136

Online ISBN: 9780470023150

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Keywords:

  • prebiotics, past, present and future;
  • prebiotic foods, important regional role in nutritional economy;
  • cook-stone technology, as proxy indicator of prebiotic in archaeology;
  • Upper Palaeolithic onset, prebiotic plant food role in dietary evolution;
  • evolutionary implications of prebiotic consumption, unknown;
  • prebiotics, the present, in formula feed incorporating prebiotics;
  • lactulose, as a bifidogenic factor;
  • prebiotics, the future, dominated by human use in gut infections

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Prebiotics – the Past

  • Prebiotics – the Present

  • Prebiotics – the Future

  • References