Beta-glucan-enriched pasta boosts good gut bacteria, reduces bad cholesterol

18 septiembre 2015

People fed beta-glucan-enriched pasta for two months showed increased populations of beneficial bacteria in their intestinal tracts, and reduced populations of non-beneficial bacteria. They also showed reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol. This work is part of a broad effort to identify potential prebiotics — foods that could encourage the growth of health-promoting bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.