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Oral administration of the probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum VRI-003 and mucosal immunity in endurance athletes

Cox, A. J.; Pyne, D. B.; Saunders, P. U.; Fricker, P. A.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of a probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum VRI-003 (PCC) to enhance the mucosal immune system of elite athletes. DESIGN AND SETTING A double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial was conducted over a 4-month period of winter training. PARTICIPANTS; 20 healthy elite male distance runners. INTERVENTIONS PCC was given at a daily dose of 1.26 x 10(10) as a freeze-dried powder in gelatin capsules. Placebo capsules contained an inert excipient. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-02-13
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/100921
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine
DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2007.044628

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