It is known that the microorganisms that make up the intestinal microbiota are the key to many phenomena related to human health that include immunological, metabolic and neurobehavioral aspects.
The task of WP2 is to test two different types of products developed in WP1 for their effect on the intestinal microbiota and on the health and well-being of various types of patients who have in common alterations of intestinal function and immune status.
The acquired knowledge can then also be transferred to a healthy population with eating habits that deviate from the Mediterranean diet profile and/or sedentary lifestyles and that experience intestinal problems and alterations of the microbiome such as to affect the general state of health.
Evaluation of the effect of nutritionally balanced ready meals properly developed in WP1 on the modulation of the intestinal microbiota and more generally on the well-being of elderly people with chronic diseases.
Supplementation of diets with a product obtained from plant extracts with prebiotic action, combined with probiotics, administered to different types of patients who all share problems of alteration of intestinal flora such as to affect their quality of life.