About this Research Topic
The human microbiome has emerged as the crucial moderator in the interactions between food and our body. It is increasingly recognized that the microbiome can change our mind and health status, or switch on a wide range of diseases including cancer, cardio-metabolic diseases, allergies, and obesity. However, probiotics and bioactive compound may modulate the gut microbiota.
The key to future progress will be to use and explore additional emerging disciplines such as metagenomics to supplement patient information, and to take our understanding of the interrelationship between disease and effects of probiotics molecules to the next level. The purpose of this Research Topic is to show how probiotics and bioactive compound can modulate the intestinal microbiota. Thus, research on gut microbiota and probiotics is moving from isolation to a range of possibilities.
This Research Topic focuses on studies (including e.g. original research, perspectives, minireviews, commentaries and opinion papers) that investigate and discuss:
1) The influence of probiotic on gut microbiota
2) The influence of bioactive compounds on gut microbiota
3) Methods, possibilities and approaches to change and control a gut microbiota
4) Experimental systems and approaches in gut microbiome research
Please note that nutrition-focused manuscripts will not be considered for peer-review.
Keywords: microbiome, gut microbiota, probiotics, bioactive compounds, obesity
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