Effect of polydextrose on intestinal microbes and immune functions in pigs

  title={Effect of polydextrose on intestinal microbes and immune functions in pigs},
  author={F. Fava and H. M{\"a}kivuokko and H. Siljander-Rasi and H. Putaala and K. Tiihonen and J. Stowell and K. Tuohy and G. Gibson and N. Rautonen},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  pages={123 - 133}
  • F. Fava, H. Mäkivuokko, +6 authors N. Rautonen
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • British Journal of Nutrition
  • Dietary fibre has been proposed to decrease risk for colon cancer by altering the composition of intestinal microbes or their activity. In the present study, the changes in intestinal microbiota and its activity, and immunological characteristics, such as cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 gene expression in mucosa, in pigs fed with a high-energy-density diet, with and without supplementation of a soluble fibre (polydextrose; PDX) (30 g/d) were assessed in different intestinal compartments. PDX was… CONTINUE READING
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