Table 1.

Populations of lactobacilli in fecal samples

SubjectLactobacilluspopulation (log10 bacteria/g)
Control period (n = 6)Test period (n = 6)Posttest period (n = 3)
1<2.0 (<2.0–4.4)a5.4 (0.3)b, c6.9d
28.3 (0.5)b8.8 (0.1)b8.3 (0.1)b
35.1 (0.6)b5.8 (0.1)b4.2 (0.5)b
4<2.0 (<2.0–5.6)a5.4 (0.1)b5.2 (<2.0–6.0)a
53.4 (0.2)b5.4 (0.1)b4.4 (1.0)b
67.5 (0.4)b7.7 (0.4)b7.2 (0.5)b
76.1 (0.5)b5.0 (0.2)b5.7 (0.5)b
8<2.0 (<2.0–2.5)a5.0 (0.9)b, c<2.0d
95.5 (0.1)b5.4 (0.2)b4.4 (0.2)b
103.8 (<2.0–5.5)a6.8 (0.3)b<2.0 (<2.0–7.8)a
  • a Median (range).

  • b Mean (standard error of the mean).

  • c n = 2.

  • d n = 1.