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Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics- a review

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Food Science and Technology, July 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 832)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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10 tweeters
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1 patent
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4 Facebook pages
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Citations

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Readers on

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Title
Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics- a review
Published in
Journal of Food Science and Technology, July 2015
DOI 10.1007/s13197-015-1921-1
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Authors

Kavita. R. Pandey, Suresh. R. Naik, Babu. V. Vakil

Abstract

The health benefits imparted by probiotics and prebiotics as well as synbiotics have been the subject of extensive research in the past few decades. These food supplements termed as functional foods have been demonstrated to alter, modify and reinstate the pre-existing intestinal flora. They also facilitate smooth functions of the intestinal environment. Most commonly used probiotic strains are: Bifidobacterium, Lactobacilli, S. boulardii, B. coagulans. Prebiotics like FOS, GOS, XOS, Inulin; fructans are the most commonly used fibers which when used together with probiotics are termed synbiotics and are able to improve the viability of the probiotics. Present review focuses on composition and roles of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics in human health. Furthermore, additional health benefits like immune-modulation, cancer prevention, inflammatory bowel disease etc. are also discussed. Graphical abstractPictorial summary of health benefits imparted by probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 3 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 559 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 122 22%
Student > Bachelor 107 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 83 15%
Unspecified 72 13%
Researcher 52 9%
Other 130 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 133 23%
Unspecified 95 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 93 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 73 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 41 7%
Other 131 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 173. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2019.
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#77,898
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Outputs from Journal of Food Science and Technology
#3
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#1,829
of 238,378 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Food Science and Technology
#1
of 91 outputs
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