Table 6

Delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) skin response before and after two-months of cereal ingestion (mean ±SD)*

Variable

Pre-study

Post-study

Treatment interaction p-value


DTH skin response (mm)

0.812

Low

23.5 ± 10.1

12.8 ± 7.5

Medium

22.5 ± 11.3

16.4 ± 12.4

High

24.3 ± 13.7

12.6 ± 6.3


* DTH skin response represents the sum of three skin tests: tetanus, mumps, and candin. Low (N = 21), medium (N = 21), 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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