The effect of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v on the bacterial composition and metabolic activity in faeces of healthy volunteers: a placebo-controlled study on the onset and duration of effects.

@article{Goossens2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v on the bacterial composition and metabolic activity in faeces of healthy volunteers: a placebo-controlled study on the onset and duration of effects.},
  author={Dominique A M Goossens and Daisy M. A. E. Jonkers and Maurice G. V. M. Russel and Ellen E. Stobberingh and Anthony E J M van den Bogaard and Reinhold W. Stockbrugger},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          495-505
        }
}
AIM To study the onset and duration of a possible effect of a fermented oatmeal drink containing Lactobacillus plantarum 299v on the composition of the faecal flora of healthy volunteers in a placebo-controlled, double-blind study. METHODS Twenty-two participants consumed a fermented oatmeal drink with or without L. plantarum 299v for 4 weeks. Faecal samples were collected weekly: two samples before, four during and four after the consumption of the drink. Several bacterial species were… CONTINUE READING
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