Influence of the composition of the diet on some parameters connected with gastro-intestinal colonization resistance in mice
Koopman, J.P.; Kennis, H.M.; Lankhorst, A.; Prins, R.A.
Zeitschrift für Versuchstierkunde 21(1): 21-26
The influence of the composition of the diet on some parameters connected with the gastrointestinal colonization resistance (CR) is studied in mice. A high fiber/glucose diet increased the CR in comparison with other experimental diets and a commercially available normal diet. With this diet a low gastro-intestinal transit time was seen. Voltaile fatty acids (VFA) in the cecum contents were the highest in animals supplied with a high fiber/lactose diet. This group showed large ceca and a low CR. In the group supplied with the high fiber/glucose diet the concentration of VFA was on the level of the mice supplied with the commerically available diet.