Inulin-type prebiotics: a review. (Part 2)

Altern Med Rev. 2009 Mar;14(1):36-55.

Abstract

This is part 2 of a two-part review of inulin-type prebiotics. This article discusses the clinical research on inulin-type prebiotics, including effects on infant nutrition, gastrointestinal health, colon cancer prevention, blood sugar and lipid metabolism, bone mineralization, fatty liver disease, obesity, and immunity. Gastrointestinal side effects and dosage recommendations are also considered.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Colonic Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Constipation / drug therapy
  • Dietary Supplements* / classification
  • Fatty Liver / drug therapy
  • Fatty Liver / enzymology
  • Gastrointestinal Transit / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / drug therapy
  • Inulin / adverse effects
  • Inulin / analogs & derivatives*
  • Inulin / therapeutic use
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Lipids / blood
  • Male
  • Minerals / metabolism
  • Terminology as Topic

Substances

  • Blood Glucose
  • Lipids
  • Minerals
  • Inulin