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Expert Pearls

Intestinal Permeability - Premature infants

Premature infants have increased intestinal permeability. [Clinical Pediatrics, June, 1994:325-329. 20482 (1995)] Summary Interview

Intestinal Permeability - probiotics - 49368

Probiotics (Bifidobacterium bifidum W23, Bifidobacterium lactis W51, Enterococcus faecium W54, Lactobacillus acidophilus W22, Lactobacillus brevis W63, and Lactococcus lactis W58; Ecologic®Performance or OMNi-BiOTiC®POWER) at 2 sachets per day at 2 g each (4g/day), equivalent to1010 CFU/day was taken in 100–125 mL of plain water with one sachet taken one hour prior to meals decreased zonulin levels suggesting improvement in gut barrier integrity. [J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 2012 Sep 20;9(1):45. 49368 (11/2012)] Summary Interview PubMed

Intestinal Permeability - Term infants

Term infants have increased intestinal permeability and may not have “gut closure” until 6 to 8 months. Food antigen exposure may be a concern until closure. [Clin Pediatr, June, 1994:325-329. 20842/20482 (1995)] Summary Interview
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