Bifidobacterium animalis strain DN-173 010 shortens the colonic transit time in healthy women: a double-blind, randomized, controlled study.

@article{Marteau2002BifidobacteriumAS,
  title={Bifidobacterium animalis strain DN-173 010 shortens the colonic transit time in healthy women: a double-blind, randomized, controlled study.},
  author={Philippe Marteau and Emmanuel Cuillerier and S{\'e}verine M{\'e}ance and Marie F Gerhardt and Anne Myara and Michel Bouvier and Christine Bouley and Françoise Tondu and Gilles Bommelaer and J. C. Grimaud},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={587-93}
}
BACKGROUND A previous study has suggested that Bifidobacterium animalis DN-173 010 shortens the colonic transit time in women. AIM To confirm this effect and to determine whether modifications of the faecal bacterial mass and/or faecal secondary bile salts may be the explanation. METHODS A double-blind, cross-over study was performed. Thirty-six healthy women were studied in four consecutive 10-day periods. During periods 2 and 4, they ingested three 125 g cups per day of a fermented milk… CONTINUE READING
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