A comparative study of bifidobacteria in human babies and adults

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Khonsari, S., Suganthy, M., Burczynska, B., Dang, V., Choudhury, M. and Pachenari, A. 2016. A comparative study of bifidobacteria in human babies and adults. Bioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health. 35 (2), pp. 97-103. https://doi.org/10.12938/bmfh.2015-006
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TitleA comparative study of bifidobacteria in human babies and adults
AuthorsKhonsari, S., Suganthy, M., Burczynska, B., Dang, V., Choudhury, M. and Pachenari, A.
Abstract

The composition and diversity of the gut microbiota are known to be different between babies and adults. The aim of this project was to compare the level of bifidobacteria between babies and adults and to investigate the influence of lifestyle factors on the level of this bacterium in the gut. During this study, the levels of bifidobacteria in 10 human babies below 2 years of age were compared with that of 10 human adults above 40 years. The level of bifidobacteria proved to be significantly higher in babies in comparison with adults. This investigation concluded that a combination of several factors, such as age, diet, and BMI, has an important effect on the level of bifidobacteria in adults, while in babies, a combination of diet and age may influence the level of intestinal bifidobacteria.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherBMFH Press
JournalBioscience of Microbiota, Food and Health
ISSN2186-6953
Electronic2186-3342
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Online26 Dec 2015
Print28 Apr 2016
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Deposited20 Jun 2016
Accepted09 Dec 2015
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12938/bmfh.2015-006
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