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Title: Influence of Gut Health on Nutrition
Contributor(s): Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid ; Ao, Zhigang (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/9899
Abstract: The gut harbors more than 600 different species of bacteria, contains over 20 different hormones, digests and absorbs the vast majority of nutrients, and accounts for 20% of body energy expenditure. It is also the largest immune organ in the body (Kraehenbuhl and Neutra, 1992). Thus, anything that affects the health of the gut will undoubtedly influence the animal as a whole and consequently alter its nutrient uptake and requirements. Gut health is a complex term that can include the macro- and micro structural integrity of the gut, the balance of the micro flora, and the status of the immune system. Further complexity arises because of their interactions and the resulting changes in gene expression and possibly endocrine regulation. This, in turn, may affect the way nutrients are partitioned and utilized for organ development, tissue growth and immune system maturation (Kelly and Conway, 2001; Kelly and King, 2001). This paper will attempt to discuss the link between gut health and nutrition, mainly using data generated in poultry studies.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 67th Minnesota Nutrition Conference & University of Minnesota Research Update Session: Livestock Production in the New Millennium, St Paul, United States of America, 19th - 20th September, 2006
Conference Details: 67th Minnesota Nutrition Conference & University of Minnesota Research Update Session: Livestock Production in the New Millennium, St Paul, United States of America, 19th - 20th September, 2006
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 67th Minnesota Nutrition Conference & University of Minnesota Research Update Session: Livestock Production in the New Millennium, p. 129-138
Publisher: University of Minnesota
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0271-1893
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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