Effect of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 Administration on the Intestinal Environment, Defecation Frequency and Fecal Characteristics of Human Volunteers

@article{Ogata1997EffectOB,
  title={Effect of Bifidobacterium longum BB536 Administration on the Intestinal Environment, Defecation Frequency and Fecal Characteristics of Human Volunteers},
  author={Tomohiro Ogata and Teiichi Nakamura and Katsue Anjitsu and Tomoko Yaeshima and Sachiko Takahashi and Yasuo Fukuwatari and Norio Ishibashi and Hirotoshi Hayasawa and Tomohiko Fujisawa and Hisakazu Iino},
  journal={Bioscience and microflora},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={53-58}
}
The number of viable bacteria residing in the human large intestine is more than one trillion per gram of intestinal contents, comprising more than 100 species (3, 13). They form the intestinal flora and maintain either symbiotic or antagonistic relationships with each other. These intestinal bacteria are said to be classified into three categories, namely, beneficial, harmful or neutral, in relation to human health (13). Bifidobacteria were first discovered in 1899 by Tissier in the feces of a… 

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