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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

1979


ISSN/ISBN: 0044-3697
PMID: 373302
Accession: 005693736

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.

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