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Diet and faecal flora in three dietary groups in rural northern Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3950398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Quantitative bacterial counts, concentrations of bile acids and bacterial enzyme profiles were measured in faecal samples from three tribal groups with distinctive dietary patterns in a rural area of northern Nigeria. Samples were obtained from Maguzawa (with a predominantly cereal diet), Hausa (cereal with regular meat consumption) and Fulani (cereal with frequent consumption of cows' milk). Numbers of bacteroides, clostridia and concentrations of bile acids were lower in the Maguzawa than the other dietary groups but these differences were not statistically significant. Bacterial enzyme profiles in each group were similar. The results are discussed with respect to possible influences of diet on the human intestinal microflora.
Authors:
B S Drasar; F Montgomery; A M Tomkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hygiene     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0022-1724     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hyg (Lond)     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-22     Completed Date:  1986-04-22     Revised Date:  2010-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375374     Medline TA:  J Hyg (Lond)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bacteria, Anaerobic / isolation & purification
Bacteroides / isolation & purification
Bifidobacterium / isolation & purification
Bile Acids and Salts / analysis
Child
Clostridium / isolation & purification
Culture Media
Diet*
Enterobacteriaceae / isolation & purification
Ethnic Groups*
Feces / analysis,  microbiology*
Humans
Hydrolases / analysis
Infant
Nigeria
Rural Population
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bile Acids and Salts; 0/Culture Media; EC 3.-/Hydrolases
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