The prevalence of ulcerative colitis (UC), a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, is on the rise with ∼700,000 patients in the US alone in 2018. Gut bacterial dysbiosis plays an important role in ulcerative colitis. We have recently shown that anthocyanin-containing potatoes exert anti-inflammatory activity in colitic mice. However, no information is available on whether gut bacteria play a role in the anti-colitic activity of color-fleshed potatoes. This study examined the anti-colitic activity of red/purple-fleshed potatoes in mice with intact and antibiotic-ablated microbiome.
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Lavanya Reddivari, Shiyu Li, Tianmin Wang, Mary Kennett, Jairam Vanamala, Role of Gut Microbiota in Anti-Colitic Effects of Color-Fleshed Potatoes, Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 4, Issue Supplement_2, June 2020, Page 460, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa045_093