Tate & Lyle Extends Dietary Fibre Research Partnership with APC Microbiome Ireland

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Tate & Lyle, a leading provider of food and beverage ingredients, and solutions is extending its partnership with APC Microbiome Ireland, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre, through a new research project. The project aims to increase the understanding of how dietary fibres could impact the functioning of the gut microbiome.

According to research, dietary fibres can have prebiotic effects, feeding good bacteria in the gut, and promoting a healthy composition.

A diverse and well-functioning microbiome is important because its bacteria provide help in digesting food, with regulating the immune system, and production of vitamins including Vitamin B12, riboflavin, Vitamin K, and thiamine.

The new research project, which will be funded by Tate & Lyle, the APC Microbiome Ireland, will focus on the metabolic pathways that can affect the relationships between health and the microbiome.

The project would also explain the functional effects across the gut-brain axis such as immune regulation, gut hormone secretion, glucose metabolism, and also the symbiotic potential of fibres and probiotic strains.

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The additional insights from the project are also expected into how the different prebiotic fibres could have a positive effect on health and the most plausible metabolic pathways for exploring them further.

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