Fermentable fiber reduces recovery time and improves intestinal function in piglets following Salmonella typhimurium infection.

@article{CorreaMatos2003FermentableFR,
  title={Fermentable fiber reduces recovery time and improves intestinal function in piglets following Salmonella typhimurium infection.},
  author={Nancy J Correa-Matos and Sharon M Donovan and Richard E. Isaacson and H. Rex Gaskins and Bryan A. White and Kelly A. Tappenden},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={133 6},
  pages={1845-52}
}
Diarrhea is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in infants. The addition of fiber to infant formulas reduces recovery time following pathogenic infection in infants > 6 mo old, but effects on neonates are unknown. The hypothesis that fermentable fiber reduces infection-associated symptoms and enhances intestinal structure and function in neonates was examined. Piglets (2 d old) were randomly assigned to receive formula alone (control) or formula containing methylcellulose (MCEL), soy… CONTINUE READING