Dietary calcium inhibits the intestinal colonization and translocation of Salmonella in rats.

@article{BoveeOudenhoven1997DietaryCI,
  title={Dietary calcium inhibits the intestinal colonization and translocation of Salmonella in rats.},
  author={Ingeborg M. J. Bovee-Oudenhoven and Denise S. M. L. Termont and Anton H. Weerkamp and Maria A W Faassen-Peters and Roelof van der Meer},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={550-7}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Dietary calcium decreases the cytotoxicity of intestinal contents and intestinal epitheliolysis by precipitating cytotoxic surfactants such as bile acids. A decreased luminal cytotoxicity might not only strengthen the barrier function of the gut mucosa but also reinforce the protective, endogenous microflora. We hypothesized, therefore, that dietary calcium increases the resistance to intestinal infections. METHODS Rats on a low-, medium-, or high-calcium purified diet were… CONTINUE READING