Molecular monitoring of the fecal microbiota of healthy human subjects during administration of lactulose and Saccharomyces boulardii.

@article{Vanhoutte2006MolecularMO,
  title={Molecular monitoring of the fecal microbiota of healthy human subjects during administration of lactulose and Saccharomyces boulardii.},
  author={Tom Vanhoutte and Vicky De Preter and Evie de Brandt and Kristin Verbeke and Jean Swings and Geert Huys},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={72 9},
  pages={5990-7}
}
Diet is a major factor in maintaining a healthy human gastrointestinal tract, and this has triggered the development of functional foods containing a probiotic and/or prebiotic component intended to improve the host's health via modulation of the intestinal microbiota. In this study, a long-term placebo-controlled crossover feeding study in which each subject received several treatments was performed to monitor the effect of a prebiotic substrate (i.e., lactulose), a probiotic organism (i.e… CONTINUE READING

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