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Table of Contents General Introduction: Prebiotics in Nutrition. Gastrointestinal Microflora and Interactions with Gut Mucosa. Prebiotics: Concept: Definition, Criteria, Methodologies and Products. The Prebiotic Effect: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Effects of Prebiotics on Mineral Absorption: Mechanisms of Action. Prebiotics and the Absorption of Minerals, a Review of Experimental and Human Data. Immune Functions and Mechanisms in the Gastrointestinal Tract. Prebiotics and the Immune System: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Triacylglycerols and Cholesterol Metabolism. Prebiotics and Lipid metabolism: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Endocrinology of the Gastro-intestinal Tract and Modulation of Satiety. Specific Focus on Glucagon Like Peptide-1. Prebiotics and Modulation of Gastrointestinal Peptides. Designing Studies and Rodent Models for Studying Prebiotics for Colorectal Cancer Prevention. Colorectal Cancer Prevention: The Role of Prebiotics. Prebiotics and Reduction of Risk of Carcinogenesis: Review of Experimental and Human Data. Prebiotics and Cancer Therapy. Pathophysiology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Prebiotics in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Prebiotics and Infant Nutrition. Prebiotics and Nutrition in the Elderly-The Concept of Healthy Aging. Prebiotics and Animal Nutrition. Food Applications of Prebiotics. Prebiotics and Food Safety. Concluding Remarks.