Table 1

Changes in fecal recovery of L. fermentum during healthy human volunteer trials

L. fermentum

Groups

* Prevalence (%)

† Count (log10)

Proportion (%)

Day 0

Day 21

Day 0

Day 21

Day 0

Day 21


Goat milk trial, ME-3 (n = 16)

25 (4/16)

100 (16/16)

7.0 ± 0.7

7.3 ± 1.4**

21

13

Control (n = 5)

-

20 (1/5)

-

3.6

-

28

Capsule trial, ME-3 (n = 11)

16.7(2/12)

33.3 (2/12)

4.3 ± 0.5

5.8 ± 1.6

4

9

Placebo (n = 12)

25 (3/12)

16.7 (2/12)

6.3 ± 2.5

8.0 ± 1.6

11

19


* Percentage of subjects with fecal L. fermentum inside the group

** Significantly different from the pre-treatment values (paired t-test): p < 0.001

Median value ± SD

Proportion of L. fermentum among fecal LAB

Songisepp et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:22   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-22

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