Lactobacillus paracasei A survives gastrointestinal passage and affects the fecal microbiota of healthy infants.

@article{Marzotto2006LactobacillusPA,
  title={Lactobacillus paracasei A survives gastrointestinal passage and affects the fecal microbiota of healthy infants.},
  author={Marta Marzotto and Claudio Maffeis and Thomas Paternoster and Rossano Ferrario and Lucia Rizzotti and Maristella Pellegrino and Franco Dellaglio and Sandra Torriani},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={157 9},
  pages={857-66}
}
This study focuses on the potentiality of a putative probiotic strain, Lactobacillus paracasei A, to survive gastrointestinal (GI) passage and modulate the resident microbiota of healthy infants. In a placebo-controlled study, 26 children aged 12-24 months received 100 g/day of either fermented milk containing strain A or pasteurized yogurt for four weeks. Fecal samples were analyzed before starting the administration, after 1, 3 and 4 weeks of consumption and after washout. The fate of strain… CONTINUE READING