Nutritech - Rethinking the Food Chain

NEW RESULTS: Probiotics modulate the Bifidobacterium microbiota of elderly nursing home residents

28.4.2009 10:52


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. This study assessed the efficacy of an oat product fermented with two probiotic Bifidobacterium strains, specifically designed for the elderly, in the improvement of the gastrointestinal Bifidobacterium composition of elderly nursing-home residents. The study was carried out by Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku and Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Kuopio.

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