Incorporating single cell proteins in the diet of IBD patients

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Authors: Judit Molnár, Dávid Vasas, Balázs Ásványi

1. Summary

Worldwide, and also in Hungary, more and more patients are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) each year. In the case of IBD patients, to supplement a normal diet, alternative solutions, such as, for example, the dietary use of single cell proteins intended to be examined by us are required. Ensuring the proper nutrition and liquid supply of the human body is one of the major tasks of modern food science. By using state-of-the-art scientific knowledge and diagnostic methods, the energy requirement of people with increased energy and protein needs can be determined as a function of their body weight, and the production processes of foods should be realized with this information in mind.

In our research, single cell proteins (SCP) have been produced in a yeast culture grown on high sugar content culture media, including their nutritional evaluation. Possibilities for incorporating SCP in the diet of IBD patients have also been investigated. With our research results, we would like to provide assistance to specialists in food science and those in nutrition science contributing to food production.


2. Introduction and objectives

The number if inflammatory bowel disease cases is constantly increasing worldwide [12]. The chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract includes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). These diseases have now become a major health problem. Their treatment has advanced significantly with the introduction and optimization of targeted biological therapies and the application of special drugs (5-ASA products) [15], [16].


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