Xiv-xvi Improved gut motility in infants given probiotics

Indrio Flavia, Riezzo Giuseppe, Raimondi Francesco, Bisceglia Massimo, Cavallo Luciano, Francavilla Ruggiero

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Abstract

Probiotics are non pathogenic, beneficial species of bacteria that colonize and replicate within the human intestinal tract and that, when ingested in sufficient quantities, exert a positive influence on host health a physiology. Studies on probiolic formulas have demonstrated healthy benefits in both term and in preterm newborns. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as regurgitation, colic and constipation are important issues in infants that might benefit from probiotic enriched formula. Indeed, probiotics promote maturation and the development of a functioning motility, and improve upper gastrointestinal motility, reducing basal antral area and ameliorate gastric emptying rate. The neuro-immune interaction is the key to interpret the possible effect of probiotics on intestinal motility.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAgro Food Industry Hi-Tech
Volume20
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Neuro-immune interaction
  • Probiotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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