Table 2

Fecal microbiological profile1 of subjects at Days 0 and 56 of consuming experimental milks

Statistical Analyses


    Bacteria

    Day 0

    Day 56

    Milk Type2

    Sample Day3

    MT*SD4


Total Aerobes

NS

NS

NS

CONT

8.62

8.56

NAT

8.50

8.54

SYN

8.48

8.53

Total Anaerobes

NS

NS

NS

CONT

9.59

10.41

NAT

11.17

10.72

SYN

9.50

10.30

Lactobacilli

NS

***

NS

CONT

6.89

5.24

NAT

6.52

4.99

SYN

8.07

5.10

Bifidobacteria

NS

***

NS

CONT

7.07

6.44

NAT

7.06

6.23

SYN

7.00

6.25

Enterobacteria

NS

NS

NS

CONT

7.52

5.75

NAT

8.40

5.39

SYN

7.05

5.37

Entero+Strep

NS

NS

NS

CONT

7.28

4.92

NAT

6.03

4.76

SYN

6.43

5.32

Clostridia

NS

NS

NS

CONT

4.84

5.04

NAT

5.04

5.12

SYN

4.91

4.97


1. bacteria counts expressed as log CFU/g wet feces

2. difference due to milk type (CONT vs NAT vs SYN)

3. difference due to sample day (DAY 0 vs DAY 56)

4. interaction – milk type and sample day

Farnworth et al. Nutrition Journal 2007 6:15   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-6-15

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