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1. Effect of oligofructose supplementation on gut microflora and well-being in young children attending a day care centre.
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The effect of daily administration of oligofructose (OF) on 7-19 months old healthy children intestinal microflora, intestinal tolerance and well-being was assessed in a double blind placebo controlled study. The study comprised 8 days of observation, 21 days of supplementation, and 15 days of post-supplementation. Exclusion criteria included antibiotic use and intake of other prebiotic and probiotic at any time following enrolment. Faecal flora was analysed by culture methods, and health information was recorded daily. Bifidobacteria, tended to slightly increase with OF supplementation, but ... Read More »
» Published in Int J Food Microbiol. 2007 Jan 1;113(1):108-13. Epub 2006 Sep 22.
2. Gastrointestinal tolerance of erythritol and xylitol ingested in a liquid.
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Objectives:To determine and compare the gastrointestinal (GI) responses of young adults following consumption of 45 g sucrose, 20, 35 and 50 g xylitol or erythritol given as a single oral, bolus dose in a liquid.Design:The study was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.Subjects:Seventy healthy adult volunteers aged 18-24 years were recruited from the student population of the University of Salford. Sixty-four subjects completed the study.Interventions:Subjects consumed at home without supervision and in random order, either 45 g sucrose or 20, 35 and 50 g erythritol or xylitol ... Read More »
» Published in Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Sep 20;
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