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Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplementation in Lactose Intolerant Subjects

Title: Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplementation in Lactose Intolerant Subjects.
Name(s): Hemond, Haleigh, author
Human Sciences, Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The aims of this study were as follows: o Aim 1: To evaluate the effect of a 5-week probiotic treatment on gastrointestinal symptoms and breath hydrogen exhalation followed by 5 weeks of the same probiotic blend in combination with a prebiotic product in lactose intolerant (LI) subjects. o Aim 2: To determine whether probiotic and prebiotic supplements are feasible to use and acceptable to subjects. o Aim 3: To provide calcium education catered to a lactose intolerant population and measure effectiveness of educational sessions. Twenty female and male LI participants underwent hydrogen breath tests and symptom assessment at baseline, midpoint, and endpoint following a 25g lactose challenge. 5-week consumption of a probiotic blend improved gastrointestinal distress associated with a lactose load in lactose intolerant subjects. Symptoms were further reduced with the addition of prebiotics to the treatment. Probiotic and prebiotic supplementation was safe and well tolerated with no serious side effects reported in this group of subjects. To our knowledge, this is the first study showing the beneficial effect of synbiotic mix in alleviating gastrointestinal symptoms in LI individuals.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0019 (IID)
Subject(s): Exercise -- Physiological aspects
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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Hemond, H. (2015). Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplementation in Lactose Intolerant Subjects. Retrieved from