Fecal secretory immunoglobulin A is increased in healthy infants who receive a formula with short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides.

@article{Scholtens2008FecalSI,
  title={Fecal secretory immunoglobulin A is increased in healthy infants who receive a formula with short-chain galacto-oligosaccharides and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides.},
  author={Petra A M J Scholtens and Philippe Alliet and Marc M Raes and Martine S Alles and Hilde Kroes and Guenther Boehm and Leon Knippels and Jan Knol and Yvan Vandenplas},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={138 6},
  pages={1141-7}
}
In this double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, we investigated the effect of an infant milk formula with 6 g/L short-chain galacto- and long-chain fructo-oligosaccharides [(scGOS/lcFOS) ratio 9:1] on the development of the fecal secretory immunoglobulin A (sIgA) response and on the composition of the intestinal microbiota in 215 healthy infants during the first 26 wk of life. The infants received breast milk or were randomized to receive an infant milk formula with or without scGOS… CONTINUE READING

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