The gut microbiota in young and middle-aged rats showed different responses to chicken protein in their diet

@inproceedings{Zhu2016TheGM,
  title={The gut microbiota in young and middle-aged rats showed different responses to chicken protein in their diet},
  author={Yingying Zhu and He Li and Xinglian Xu and Chunbao Li and Guanghong Zhou},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2016}
}
Meat protein in the diet has been shown to be beneficial for the growth of Lactobacillus in the caecum of growing rats; however, it is unknown whether gut microbiota in middle-aged animals have the same responses to meat protein diets. This study compared the composition of the gut microbiota between young and middle-aged rats after being fed 17.7% chicken protein diet for 14 days. Feces were collected on day 0 and day 14 from young rats (4 weeks old) and middle-aged rats (64 weeks old) fed… CONTINUE READING
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