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Effects of a new mixture of prebiotics on faecal flora and stools in term infants

Center for Infant Nutrition, Macedonio Melloni Maternity Hospital, Postgraduate School of Paediatrics, Milan, Italy.
Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway: 1992). Supplement 01/2003; 441:77-9. DOI: 10.1080/08035320310018664
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ABSTRACT A double-blind, randomized, controlled study was performed in 90 full term infants to evaluate dose-related bifidogenic effects of a new synergistic mixture of galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and fructo-oligosacharides (FOS). The GOS/FOS mixture showed a dose-dependent stimulatory effect on the intestinal growth of bifidobacteria. Also stool consistency and faecal pH were positively affected.

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