Inulin alters the intestinal microbiota and short-chain fatty acid concentrations in growing pigs regardless of their basal diet.

@article{Loh2006InulinAT,
  title={Inulin alters the intestinal microbiota and short-chain fatty acid concentrations in growing pigs regardless of their basal diet.},
  author={Gunnar Loh and Markus Eberhard and Ronald Marco Brunner and Ulf Hennig and Siegfried Kuhla and Brigitta Kleessen and Cornelia C. Metges},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2006},
  volume={136 5},
  pages={1198-202}
}
  • Gunnar Loh, Markus Eberhard, +4 authors Cornelia C. Metges
  • Published 2006 in The Journal of nutrition
Inulin stimulates intestinal bifidobacteria in humans and rodents but its effect in pigs is inconsistent. We assessed the effect of inulin on the intestinal microbiota by fluorescent in situ hybridization in growing pigs (age 9-12 wk). Pigs (n = 64) were assigned to 2 types of basal diets [wheat and barley (WB) or corn and wheat gluten (CG)] with or without 3% inulin (WBI or CGI) for 3 and 6 wk (n = 8/group) to test whether naturally occurring dietary fibers influence the inulin effect… CONTINUE READING

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