Beneficial effects of probiotic and food borne yeasts on human health

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Besides being important in the fermentation of foods and beverages, yeasts have shown numerous beneficial effects on human health. Among these, propiotic effects are the most well known health effects including prevention and treatment of intestinal diseases and immunomodulatory effects. Other beneficial functions of yeasts are improvement of bioavailability of minerals through the hydrolysis of phytate, folate biofortification and detoxification of mycotoxins due to surface binding to the yeast cell wall.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)449-473
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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