Fructooligosaccharides and fiber partially prevent the alterations in fecal microbiota and short-chain fatty acid concentrations caused by standard enteral formula in healthy humans.

@article{Whelan2005FructooligosaccharidesAF,
  title={Fructooligosaccharides and fiber partially prevent the alterations in fecal microbiota and short-chain fatty acid concentrations caused by standard enteral formula in healthy humans.},
  author={Kevin M. Whelan and Patricia A. Judd and Victor R. Preedy and Rainer Simmering and Alfred Jann and Moira A Taylor},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={135 8},
  pages={
          1896-902
        }
}
The intestinal microbiota are important during enteral tube feeding because they exert colonization resistance and produce SCFAs. However, the effect of the enteral formula composition on major bacterial groups of the microbiota has not been clearly defined. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of enteral formulas with and without prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and fiber on the fecal microbiota and SCFAs. Healthy subjects (n = 10; 4 men, 6 women) consumed both a standard… CONTINUE READING
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