Table 1

Physical and physiological characteristics of the subjects

Probiotic

Placebo

Qualitative

difference


Males

N

29

33

Age (y)

35.2 ± 10.3

36.4 ± 8.9

Trivial

Mass (kg)

77.9 ± 8.4

76.9 ± 8.2

Trivial

VO2max (ml/kg/min)

56.5 ± 6.2

55.8 ± 5.6

Trivial

RBC (×1012/L)

5.0 ± 0.3

5.1 ± 0.4

Small

WBC (×1012/L)

6.2 ± 1.7

6.3 ± 1.6

Trivial

Energy intake (kJ)

8954 ± 2870

9138 ± 3168

Trivial

Fibre (g)

16.4 ± 6.9

19.3 ± 11.8

Trivial

Lactobacillus CFU/g

1.4 × 1004 ± 2.5 × 1004

3.8 × 1006 ± 1.3 × 1007

Large

Females

N

18

17

Age (y)

36.5 ± 8.6

35.6 ± 10.2

Trivial

Mass (kg)

57.6 ± 6.1

61.3 ± 9.9

Small

VO2max (ml/kg/min)

53.0 ± 5.0

51.6 ± 7.4

Small

RBC (×1012/L)

4.7 ± 0.2

4.7 ± 0.3

Trivial

WBC (×1012/L)

5.2 ± 1.0

7.6 ± 1.7

Large

Energy intake (kJ)

7491 ± 1336

8133 ± 2512

Trivial

Fibre (g)

15.5 ± 5.1

18.6 ± 14.1

Trivial

Lactobacillus CFU/g

1.4 × 1004 ± 9.4 × 1004

1.8 × 1004 ± 1.7 × 1004

Trivial


VO2max, maximal oxygen uptake; RBC, Data are mean ± SD. red blood cells; WBC, white blood cells; CFU, colony forming units

West et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:30   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-30

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