Perspective: Physiological Benefits of Short-Chain Fatty Acids from Cereal Grain Fibre Fermentation and Metabolic Syndrome

Guna Havensone (Coresponding Author), Laila Meija, Aivars Lejnieks

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Abstract

Currently, intervention studies in humans have demonstrated that dietary fibre and whole grain consumption increase gut bacterial diversity. However, low-fibre intake drives depletion of the human gastrointestinal microbiota and indirectly stimulates metabolic abnormalities linked to metabolic syndrome insulin-resistance and abdominal obesity. The aim of the current paper was to summarise current evidence for the effect of consumption of cereal fibres on gut microbiota composition and their metabolites. By increasing the daily consumption of cereal fibre, the gut microbiota diversity should have positive impact on the host's health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67;
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B. Natural, Exact, and Applied Sciences.
Volume74
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • dietary fibre
  • cereal fibre
  • gut microbiota
  • prebiotic
  • postbiotic

Field of Science

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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