Changes in calcium status in aged rats fed Lactobacillus GG and Bifidobacterium lactis and oligofructose-enriched inulin.

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In this study we hypothesized that an increase in numbers of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine can affect calcium (Ca) status in the elderly. Adult and aged rats were fed a diet with or without synbiotics for 21 days. Synbiotics increased the numbers of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in large intestine in both adult and aged rats. The plasma Ca concentration was significantly increased while osteocalcin concentration was significantly decreased only in aged rats fed synbiotics.
LanguageEnglish
Pages161-5
JournalApplied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Synbiotics
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Inulin
Large Intestine
Calcium
Bifidobacterium
Osteocalcin
Lactobacillus
Diet
Bacteria
Bifidobacterium animalis
oligofructose

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