M B Roberfroid

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Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi Functional food concept and its application to prebiotics
    M Roberfroid
    Catholic University of Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Louvain, Belgium
    Dig Liver Dis 34:S105-10. 2002
  2. ncbi Prebiotics and probiotics: are they functional foods?
    M B Roberfroid
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1682S-7S; discussion 1688S-90S. 2000
  3. ncbi Functional foods: concepts and application to inulin and oligofructose
    Marcel B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 87:S139-43. 2002
  4. ncbi Dietary chicory inulin increases whole-body bone mineral density in growing male rats
    Marcel B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, B 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    J Nutr 132:3599-602. 2002
  5. ncbi Prebiotics: preferential substrates for specific germs?
    M B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:406S-409S. 2001
  6. ncbi Inhibitory effect of dietary inulin or oligofructose on the development of cancer metastases
    H S Taper
    Unité de Pharmacocinétique, Metabolisme, Nutrition et Toxicologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Em Mounier, 73, UCL PMNT 7369, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Anticancer Res 20:4291-4. 2000
  7. ncbi Dietary fructans
    M B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
    Annu Rev Nutr 18:117-43. 1998
  8. ncbi Predictive value of serum alkaline DNase activity variations in treatment of head and neck cancer
    A Economidou-Karaoglou
    Toxicologic and Cancerologic Biochemistry Unit, Medical Faculty, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Acta Oncol 29:163-6. 1990
  9. ncbi Inulin/oligofructose and anticancer therapy
    H S Taper
    Unité de Pharmacocinétique, Metabolisme, Nutrition et Toxicologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, PMNT 73 69, Avenue Em Mounier, 73, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 87:S283-6. 2002
  10. ncbi Global view on functional foods: European perspectives
    M B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, 7A Rue du RONDIA, B 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 88:S133-8. 2002

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Publications14

  1. ncbi Functional food concept and its application to prebiotics
    M Roberfroid
    Catholic University of Louvain, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Louvain, Belgium
    Dig Liver Dis 34:S105-10. 2002
    ..e., selective stimulation of growth of bifidobacteria in colonic microbiota), improvement of bowel habit (both stool frequency and stool weight) and improved calcium bioavailability...
  2. ncbi Prebiotics and probiotics: are they functional foods?
    M B Roberfroid
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1682S-7S; discussion 1688S-90S. 2000
    ..This combination might improve the survival of the bacteria crossing the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract, thereby enhancing their effects in the large bowel. In addition, their effects might be additive or even synergistic...
  3. ncbi Functional foods: concepts and application to inulin and oligofructose
    Marcel B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 87:S139-43. 2002
    ..The present proceedings review the scientific data available and, by reference to the concepts in functional food science, they assess the scientific evidence which will be used to substantiate health claims...
  4. ncbi Dietary chicory inulin increases whole-body bone mineral density in growing male rats
    Marcel B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, B 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    J Nutr 132:3599-602. 2002
    ..This is the first report to demonstrate that chicory inulin not only increases calcium absorption but also increases mineral parameters in whole-body bones...
  5. ncbi Prebiotics: preferential substrates for specific germs?
    M B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:406S-409S. 2001
    ..This is a review of the present state of knowledge concerning prebiotics, with emphasis on the criteria used for classification, mechanisms of selective growth stimulation, and physiologic effects...
  6. ncbi Inhibitory effect of dietary inulin or oligofructose on the development of cancer metastases
    H S Taper
    Unité de Pharmacocinétique, Metabolisme, Nutrition et Toxicologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Em Mounier, 73, UCL PMNT 7369, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Anticancer Res 20:4291-4. 2000
    ..Several possible, mechanisms hypothetically involved in this astonishing inhibition of the development of lung metastases by dietary treatment with inulin or oligofructose are discussed...
  7. ncbi Dietary fructans
    M B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
    Annu Rev Nutr 18:117-43. 1998
    ....
  8. ncbi Predictive value of serum alkaline DNase activity variations in treatment of head and neck cancer
    A Economidou-Karaoglou
    Toxicologic and Cancerologic Biochemistry Unit, Medical Faculty, University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Acta Oncol 29:163-6. 1990
    ..In patients with complete tumor regression the initial decrease of SADA was usually followed by an increase exceeding the initial level. A similar increase was not observed in patients with tumor progression...
  9. ncbi Inulin/oligofructose and anticancer therapy
    H S Taper
    Unité de Pharmacocinétique, Metabolisme, Nutrition et Toxicologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, PMNT 73 69, Avenue Em Mounier, 73, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 87:S283-6. 2002
    ..If confirmed, such dietary treatment with inulin or oligofructose potentiating cancer therapy might become an interesting approach to complement classical protocols of human cancer treatment without any additional risk for the patients...
  10. ncbi Global view on functional foods: European perspectives
    M B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, 7A Rue du RONDIA, B 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 88:S133-8. 2002
    ..But, today, functional food is still mainly a scientific concept that serves to stimulate research and the development of new products...
  11. ncbi Non-toxic potentiation of cancer radiotherapy by dietary oligofructose or inulin
    Henryk S Taper
    Unité Pharmacocinétique, Metabolisme, Nutrition et Toxicologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Avenue Em Mounier, 73, B 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    Anticancer Res 22:3319-23. 2002
    ..The introduction of such non-toxic adjuvant treatment potentiating the effect of cancer radiotherapy in classical protocols of human cancer treatment appears to be possible and without any additional risk for the patients...
  12. ncbi Possible adjuvant cancer therapy by two prebiotics--inulin or oligofructose
    Henryk S Taper
    Unité de Pharmacocinétique, Metabolisme, Nutrition et Toxicologie, Universite Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Bruxelles, Belgium
    In Vivo 19:201-4. 2005
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  13. ncbi Introducing inulin-type fructans
    Marcel B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    Br J Nutr 93:S13-25. 2005
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  14. ncbi Inulin-type fructans: functional food ingredients
    Marcel B Roberfroid
    Universite Catholique de Louvain, B 1348 Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
    J Nutr 137:2493S-2502S. 2007
    ..Inulin-type fructans are thus functional food ingredients that are eligible for enhanced function claims, but, as more human data become available, risk reduction claims will become scientifically substantiated...