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BOSCH GALLEGO, M. et al. Consumption of the probiotic lactobacillus planctarum CECT 7315/7316 improves general health in the elderly subjects. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp.642-645. ISSN 0212-1611.
Introduction: Ageing induces changes in gut microbiota that may affect the quality of life. In this work we analyze the effect of Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7315/7316 on the regulation of intestinal transit and on nutritional status. Methods: We carried out a double-blind, randomized and controlled by placebo clinical trial. We evaluated the evolution of the weekly defecation frequency and blood levels of total proteins, albumin, cholesterol and reactive C-protein. Results: Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7315/7316 helps to regulate intestinal transit and improves the nutritional status in elderly. Conclusions: Consumption of functional foods containing L. plantarum CECT 7315/7316 improves the quality of life in elderly subjects.
Palabras clave : Probiotic; Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7315/7316; Health; Nutritional Status; Intestinal transit; Elderly.