Probiotics modulate the Bifidobacterium microbiota of elderly nursing home residents

  title={Probiotics modulate the Bifidobacterium microbiota of elderly nursing home residents},
  author={Sampo J. Lahtinen and Liisa I. Tammela and Jaakko M Korpela and Riikka Parhiala and Henri Ahokoski and Hannu M. Mykk{\"a}nen and Seppo Salminen},
Gut Bifidobacterium microbiota of the elderly has been suggested to differ from that of adults, possibly promoting the risk of infections and gut barrier dysfunction. Specific probiotics may improve the gut barrier. In this randomized, placebo-controlled intervention study, 66 elders consumed a fermented oat drink containing probiotic Bifidobacterium longum 46 and B. longum 2C or a non-fermented placebo oat drink for 6 months. Faecal samples were collected before, during and after the… CONTINUE READING
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