9. Extra Intestinal Effects of Prebiotics and Probiotics

  1. G. R. Gibson and
  2. R. A. Rastall
  1. Gregor Reid

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch9

Prebiotics: Development & Application

Prebiotics: Development & Application

How to Cite

Reid, G. (2006) Extra Intestinal Effects of Prebiotics and Probiotics, in Prebiotics: Development & Application (eds G. R. Gibson and R. A. Rastall), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470023150.ch9

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics, Lawson Health Research Institute, 268 Grosvenor Street, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 4V2

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470023136

Online ISBN: 9780470023150



  • extra intestinal effects of prebiotics and probiotics;
  • prebiotic applications, targeted at the GI tract;
  • probiotics, preventing dental caries;
  • probiotics for respiratory infections/atopic diseases;
  • lactobacilli in modulation/down-regulation of inflammation;
  • probiotics resurgence, multidimensional due to antibiotic failures;
  • novel prebiotic applications and scope for extra intestinal sites;
  • prebiotics/probiotics, requiring full understanding of colonisation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Probiotics for the Nose

  • Probiotics to Prevent Dental Caries

  • Probiotics to Prevent Tonsillitis and Nasopharyngeal Infections

  • Probiotics for Prevention of Respiratory Infections and Atopic Diseases

  • Urogenital Benefits of Probiotics and Prebiotics

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgements

  • References