Influence of a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and lactitol on healthy elderly: intestinal and immune parameters.

@article{Ouwehand2009InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and lactitol on healthy elderly: intestinal and immune parameters.},
  author={Arthur C Ouwehand and Kirsti Tiihonen and Markku T. Saarinen and Heli Putaala and Nina Rautonen},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={
          367-75
        }
}
With increasing age, a number of physiological changes take place which are reflected in immune and bowel function. These changes may relate to the commonly assumed age-related changes in intestinal microbiota; most noticeably a reduction in bifidobacteria. The current study aimed at modifying the intestinal microbiota with a potential synbiotic on selected immune and microbiota markers. Healthy elderly subjects were randomised to consume during 2 weeks either a placebo (sucrose) or a… CONTINUE READING

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