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Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan (MAFF) was established in 1978 as Tsukuba Office and has been planning and operating various research facilities for supporting experimental research activities of research agencies, prefectural organizations and universities. The Tsukuba Business-Academia Cooperation Support Center is currently managing two centers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Infor [...]

Journal Article

Journal article

Effect of yogurt containing Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 on improvement of defecation and fecal microflora of healthy female adults  [2004]

Nishida, S. (Koiwai Dairy Products Co. Ltd., Yokohama (Japan). Technical Development Center); Gotou, M.; Akutsu, S.; Ono, M.; et al.

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To elucidate the effect of yogurt containing Bifidobaderium lactis BB-12 (4 x 10**9 cfu/100 g, BB-12 yogurt) on the defecation for intestinal microflora, a placebo control cross-over trial was conducted. Twenty nine female adults (average age 22.0 years) were divided into two groups, and either of BB-12 yogurt or placebo yogurt without Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 was administered at 100 g/day for 14 days. The defecation frequency (days) obviously increased during BB-12 yogurt period compared to placebo yogurt period in the subjects with mild constipation. The fecal microflora of 20 adults selected from 29 adults were studied. Increase of the number of Bifidobaderium and ratio of Bifidobaderium to total bacteria, decrease of the number of Bacteroidaceae and ratio of Bacteroidaceae to total bacteria, decrease of ratio of Enterobacteriaceae to total bacteria, improvement of fecal shape were obviously observed during BB-12 yogurt period compared to placebo yogurt period in the subjects with mild constipation. These results suggest that the yogurt containing Bifidobaderium lactis BB-12 shows to improve the defecation, intestinal microflora and intestinal environment.

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Bibliographic information

Language:
Japanese
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2006
Volume:
53
Issue:
2
Start Page:
71
End Page:
80
All titles:
" Effect of yogurt containing Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 on improvement of defecation and fecal microflora of healthy female adults "
Other:
" Summary (En) "
" 6 tables; 2 fig.; 20 ref. "

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Milk Science (Japan)

ISSN : 1343-0289