Links to research/discussion of how resistant starch affects the gut microbiota

Useful discussion

He also discusses some of why this resistant starch may be so beneficial -Reason #1

The gut barrier-enhancing, permeability-reducing effects of bifidobacteria are pretty well-established.

If people are experiencing metabolic improvements from RS, then intestinal permeability reduction is a major suspect as a mediator of these improvements. Why? There is a lot of reason to believe that endotoxemia — when the lipopolysaccharides from gram-negative bacteria spill out from a permeable, “leaky” gut — is what initiates the inflammatory cascade that results in many metabolic disorders (and perhaps many other disorders not often considered to be metabolic….for now).

another linkon the sametopic