Table 4

phagocytosis of opsonized E coli

Control (n = 31)

Colostrum (n = 33)

Micronutrients (n = 31)

Colostrum + Micronutrients (n = 35)


Granulocytes (% of leukocytes)

Baseline

47.9 (44.5 – 51.2)

49.1 (45.8 – 52.3)

49.7 (46.3 – 53.0)

52.4 (49.3 – 55.6)

Week 6

49.5 (46.3 – 52.7)

49.5 (46.4 – 52.6)

50.0 (46.8 – 53.3)

50.4 (47.3 – 53.4)

Difference week 0–6

1.63 (-1.4 – 4.71)

0.45 (-2.5 – 3.43)

0.39 (-2.7 – 3.49)

-2.1 (-4.9 – 0.84)

Positive granulocytes (% of total granulocytes)

Baseline

65.6 (62.5 – 68.6)

63.1 (60.2 – 66.0)

64.9 (61.8 – 67.9)

65.2 (62.4 – 68.1)

Week 6

60.4 (57.2 – 63.6)

58.4 (55.3 – 61.5)

56.7(53.4 – 59.9)

58.0 (55.0 – 61.0)

Difference week 0–6

-5.1 (-8.7 – -1.6)

-4.7 (-8.2 – -1.2)

-8.2 (-12 – -4.6)

-7.2 (-11 – -3.8)

Granulocytes fluorescence mean

Baseline

422 (393 – 451)

390 (362 – 418)

410 (381 – 439)

408 (381 – 435)

Week 6

450 (423 – 478)

438 (411 – 465)

407 (379 – 436)

430 (404 – 456)

Difference week 0–6

28.7 (-5.8 – 63.2)

47.9 (14.5 – 81.3)

-2.6 (-37 – 32.3)

21.6 (-11 – 54.1)


1 values are expressed as lsmeans (95% CI)

Wolvers et al. Nutrition Journal 2006 5:28   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-5-28

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