Table 6

Raw bacterial counts at pre- and post-supplementation

Probiotic group

Pre

(mean ± SD)

Probiotic group

Post

(mean ± SD)

Placebo group

Pre

(mean ± SD)

Placebo group

Post

(mean ± SD)


Males

Total bacteria

2.5 × 1010 ± 1.9 × 1010

2.0 × 1010 ± 9.0 × 109

2.2 ×1010 ± 1.2 × 1010

1.7 × 1010 ± 1.0 × 1010

C. coccoides

1.1 × 1009 ± 1.4 × 1009

8.7 × 1008 ± 1.2 × 1009

1.2 × 1009 ± 1.2 × 1009

8.6 × 1008 ± 6.7 × 1008

E. coli

1.6 × 1005 ± 1.5 × 1005

8.0 × 1005 ± 1.4 × 1006

2.4 × 1005 ± 4.5 × 1005

9.2 × 1005 ± 2.5 × 1006

Bifibacteria

1.7 × 1007 ± 2.4 × 1007

1.4 × 1007 ± 1.6 × 1007

1.0 × 1007 ± 1.8 × 1007

4.4 × 1006 ± 8.8 × 1006

Bacteroides

2.3 × 1006 ± 5.0 × 1006

2.9 × 1006 ± 5.2 × 1006

2.1 × 1006 ± 2.0 × 1006

3.7 × 1006 ± 6.7 × 1006

Lactobacillus

1.4 × 1004 ± 2.5 × 1004

7.2 × 1004 ± 1.3 × 1005

3.8 × 1006 ± 1.3 × 1007

1.0 × 1006 ± 3.5 × 1006

Females

Total bacteria

1.9 × 1010 ± 8.3 × 1010

2.6 × 1010 ± 1.9 × 1010

3.6 × 1010 ± 2.2 × 1010

2.6 × 1010 ± 2.7 × 1010

C.coccoides

1.0 × 1009 ± 1.1 × 1009

1.0 × 1009 ± 8.9 × 1008

2.5 × 1009 ± 2.9 × 1009

9.6 × 1008 ± 8.6 × 1008

E. coli

6.4 × 1006 ± 1.5 × 1007

2.0 × 1007 ± 4.8 × 1007

7.6 × 1003 ± 8.0 × 1003

5.1 × 1004 ± 7.2 × 1004

Bifidobacteria

2.9 × 1006 ± 2.9 × 1006

3.6 × 1006 ± 5.1 × 1006

7.4 × 1006 ± 1.2 × 1007

1.3 × 1006 ± 1.3 × 1006

Bacterioides

1.2 × 1006 ± 1.2 × 1006

2.5 × 1006 ± 3.9 × 1006

5.1 × 1007 ± 9.9 × 1007

6.6 × 1006 ± 9.6 × 1006

Lactobacillus

1.4 × 1004 ± 9.4 × 1004

8.4 × 1004 ± 7.8 × 1004

1.8 × 1004 ± 1.7 × 1004

8.7 × 1004 ± 1.4 × 1005


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

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