Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of fructo-oligosaccharides in active Crohn's disease

Benjamin, Jane L, Hedin, Charlotte R H, Koutsoumpas, Andreas, Ng, Siew C, McCarthy, Neil E, Hart, Ailsa L, Kamm, Michael A, Sanderson, Jeremy D, Knight, Stella C, Forbes, Alastair, Stagg, Andrew J, Whelan, Kevin and Lindsay, James O (2011) Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of fructo-oligosaccharides in active Crohn's disease. Gut, 60 (7). pp. 923-9. ISSN 0017-5749

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Abstract

The commensal intestinal microbiota drive the inflammation associated with Crohn's disease. However, bacteria such as bifidobacteria and Faecalibacterium prausnitzii appear to be immunoregulatory. In healthy subjects the intestinal microbiota are influenced by prebiotic carbohydrates such as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). Preliminary data suggest that FOS increase faecal bifidobacteria, induce immunoregulatory dendritic cell (DC) responses and reduce disease activity in patients with Crohn's disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult,bifidobacterium,crohn disease,dendritic cells,double-blind method,feces,female,humans,immunity, mucosal,intestinal mucosa,male,medication adherence,middle aged,oligosaccharides,prebiotics,rectum,treatment outcome
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 23:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49785
DOI: 10.1136/gut.2010.232025

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