Table 5

Salivary IgA concentration and secretion rate before and after two-months of cereal ingestion (mean ±SD)*

Variable

Pre-study

Post-study

Treatment interaction p-value


Saliva IgA concentration (μg . mL-1)

0.461

Low

333 ± 181

314 ± 152

Medium

292 ± 143

302 ± 151

High

315 ± 159

289 ± 158

Saliva protein IgA concentration (μg . mg-1)

0.675

Low

471 ± 162

484 ± 156

Medium

444 ± 170

419 ± 155

High

535 ± 224

499 ± 187

Saliva IgA secretion rate (μg . min-1)

0.476

Low

173 ± 135

220 ± 163

Medium

185 ± 118

233 ± 129

High

207 ± 118

212 ± 74


* Low (N = 21), medium (N = 24), high (N = 19) = level of nutrient fortification of the cereal product.

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

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