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Faecal short-chain fatty acids in breast-fed and bottle-fed infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8338985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Faecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) were determined in 49 infants on three occasions, i.e. at ages three and six days and two months. At two months, the breast-fed infants had a significantly higher proportion of acetic acid in the SCFA spectra than the bottle-fed infants. The data suggest that the composition of the intestinal microflora in most breast-fed infants is characterized by a high relative content of acetic acid in faecal SCFAs. This may be associated with protection against diarrhoea and respiratory infections in the infant.
U Siigur; A Ormisson; A Tamm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:    1993 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-30     Completed Date:  1993-08-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, University of Tartu, Estonia.
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MeSH Terms
Bottle Feeding*
Breast Feeding*
Fatty Acids, Volatile / analysis*
Feces / chemistry*
Infant, Newborn
Intestines / microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Volatile

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