Table 4

Granulocyte phagocytosis and oxidative burst activity before and after two-months of cereal ingestion (mean ± SD)*

Variable Mean flourescence channel

Pre-study

Post-study

Treatment interaction p-value


Oxidative burst activity (DCF+ Granulocytes)

0.184

Low

192 ± 65

136 ± 58

Medium

184 ± 79

171 ± 119

High

213 ± 77

141 ± 66

Phagocytosis (FITC+ Granulocytes)

0.564

Low

459 ± 92

424 ± 84

Medium

426 ± 109

447 ± 170

High

442 ± 108

431 ± 93


* Low (N = 23), medium (N = 20), high (N = 19) = level of nutrient fortification of the cereal product. DCF = dichlorofluorescein; FITC = fluorescein isothiocyanate.

Nieman et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:36   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-36

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