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Lactobacillus fermentum (PCC®) supplementation and gastrointestinal and respiratory-tract illness symptoms: a randomised control trial in athletes

Nicholas P West12, David B Pyne13, Allan W Cripps4*, William G Hopkins5, Dorte C Eskesen6, Ashok Jairath7, Claus T Christophersen8, Michael A Conlon8 and Peter A Fricker9

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Physiology, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, 2617, Australia

2 School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Griffith Health, Griffith University, 4222, Australia

3 School of Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, 0200, Australia

4 School of Medicine, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, 4222, Australia

5 AUT University, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand

6 Chr. Hansen A/S, Hørsholm, Denmark

7 Probiomics Ltd, Australia, 2072, Australia

8 CSIRO, Human Nutrition, Adelaide, 5000, Australia

9 Executive, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, 2617, Australia

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Nutrition Journal 2011, 10:30  doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-30

Published: 11 April 2011

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the Additional material file includes the consort checklist, a more detailed explanation of the analytical approach and the raw values for the cytokines and salivary protein concentrations related to tables 2 through to 6.

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