Andrew J . Ritter

Dennis Savaiano

There is evidence that some prebiotics may alter the microflora for GI benefits, such as ameliorating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, type II diabetes, and obesity (Zhao, 2013; Powers et al., 2013; Carvalho and Saad, 2013; Hosseini et al., 2012). This review discusses the likelihood that prebiotics and specifically galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) can modulate colonic bacteria to improve lactose digestion and tolerance. 

GOS resist hydrolysis by salivary and intestinal en…

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  1. Food, Health and Nutrition