Effects of Administration of Galactooligosaccharides on the Human Faecal Microflora, Stool Weight and Abdominal Sensation

  title={Effects of Administration of Galactooligosaccharides on the Human Faecal Microflora, Stool Weight and Abdominal Sensation},
  author={Masaki Ito and Yuya Deguchi and Akira Miyamori and K. Matsumoto and Hiroshi Kikuchi and Y. Kobayashi and Takaji Yajima and Tatsuhiko Kan},
  journal={Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease},
The effect of changing the human intestinal microflora by administration of Oligomate-50, which contains 52 per cent galactooligosaccharides and is produced from lactose by the action of β-D-galactosidase (produced by Aspergillus oryzae and Streptococcus thermophillus ), was investigated. Oligomate-50 (0, 4.8, 9.6 or 19.2 g/d) was given orally for 7 d to 12 volunteers in a single-blind cross-over study. Each dose included 0, 2.5, 5.0 or 10.0 g of galactooligosaccharides, respectively… 

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