Dr. Pilar Rupérez, from the Departament of Metabolism and Nutrition at ICTAN-CSIC, has been activelly involved in the Prebiotics Group from the Spanish Society of Probiotics and Prebiotics (SEPyP), to make the Scientific Consensus on prebiotics. Different research scientists from CSIC, Universities, Hospitals and industry have participated in the consensus document which has been presented at the SEPyP’s VIth Workshop on Probiotics, Prebiotics and Health: Scientific Evidence, held in Oviedo (Spain) on the 5th and 6th of February 2015.
The Prebiotics working group has also recently published a longer article entitled “Prebiotics: concept, properties and beneficial effects”, in Nutr Hosp 2015, 31 (Suppl. 1): 99-118 [DOI:10.3305/nh.2015.31.sup1.8715], on different aspects of prebiotics, such as: Definition of prebiotics, Utilization of prebiotics by gut microbiota, Oligosaccharides as prebiotics, Emergent prebiotic carbohydrates, Prebiotic candidates under study, Analysis and characterization of prebiotic carbohydrates, Evaluation of prebiotic effect, Beneficial effects of prebiotics and Future perspectives of research.
The Scientific Consensus on Prebiotics will be soon available at SEPyP’s web site for those willing to suscribe it.