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Effects of inulin and lactose on fecal microflora, microbial activity, and bowel habit in elderly constipated persons.
Constipation is an ailment encountered often in elderly people. A study was initiated to test the effects of lactose or inulin on the bowel habits of constipated elderly patients and to correlateExpand
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Mucosal and Invading Bacteria in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Compared with Controls
Background: Endogenous intestinal bacteria and/or specific bacterial pathogens are suspected of being involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The aim of this study was toExpand
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Oligofructose and long-chain inulin: influence on the gut microbial ecology of rats associated with a human faecal flora.
Dietary incorporation of fermentable, indigestible fructans may be of benefit to gastrointestinal health by providing short-chain fatty acids, stimulating the proliferation of bifidobacteria orExpand
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Influence of two infant formulas and human milk on the development of the faecal flora in newborn infants
The establishment of the faecal flora of 39 full‐term infants fed exclusively on breast milk (n = 20) or with two different modern adapted cow's milk formulas (n= 19) was studied during the first 3Expand
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Feeding resistant starch affects fecal and cecal microflora and short-chain fatty acids in rats.
The effects of different forms of resistant potato starch (RS) on the major microbial population groups and short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) in the cecum and feces of rats were studied over a 5-moExpand
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Inulin alters the intestinal microbiota and short-chain fatty acid concentrations in growing pigs regardless of their basal diet.
Inulin stimulates intestinal bifidobacteria in humans and rodents but its effect in pigs is inconsistent. We assessed the effect of inulin on the intestinal microbiota by fluorescent in situExpand
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Effects of inulin on faecal bifidobacteria in human subjects.
A controlled study with eight healthy free-living subjects was carried out, in which energy intake was adjusted to the individual energy requirements. On administration of inulin, blood lipids, theExpand
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Fructans in the diet cause alterations of intestinal mucosal architecture, released mucins and mucosa-associated bifidobacteria in gnotobiotic rats.
The effects of fructans in the diet on the mucosal morphometry (height of villi, depth of the crypts, number of goblet cells), the thickness of the epithelial mucus layer and the histochemicalExpand
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Jerusalem artichoke and chicory inulin in bakery products affect faecal microbiota of healthy volunteers.
A study was conducted to test the effects of Jerusalem artichoke inulin (JA) or chicory inulin (CH) in snack bars on composition of faecal microbiota, concentration of faecal SCFA, bowel habit andExpand
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Dietary guar gum and pectin stimulate intestinal microbial polyamine synthesis in rats.
The effects of two highly fermentable dietary fibers (guar gum and pectin) on the type and concentrations of cecal polyamines as affected by the intestinal microflora were studied in groups ofExpand
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