TY - CHAP A1 - Camila Boaventura A2 - Rafael Azevedo A3 - Ana Uetanabaro A4 - Jacques Nicoli A5 - Luis Gustavo Braga ED1 - Thomas Brzozowski Y1 - 2012-04-18 PY - 2012 T1 - The Benefits of Probiotics in Human and Animal Nutrition N2 - The purpose of this book was to present the integrative, basic and clinical approaches based on recent developments in the field of gastroenterology. The most important advances in the pathophysiology and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders are discussed including; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel disease (IBD), NSAIDs-induced gastroenteropathy and pancreatitis. Special focus was addressed to microbial aspects in the gut including recent achievements in the understanding of function of probiotic bacteria, their interaction with gastrointestinal epithelium and usefulness in the treatment of human disorders. We hope that this book will provide relevant new information useful to clinicians and basic scientists as well as to medical students, all looking for new advancements in the field of gastroenterology. BT - New Advances in the Basic and Clinical Gastroenterology SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34027 DO - 10.5772/34027 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -