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Table 6 Raw bacterial counts at pre- and post-supplementation

From: Lactobacillus fermentum (PCC®) supplementation and gastrointestinal and respiratory-tract illness symptoms: a randomised control trial in athletes

  Probiotic group
Pre
(mean ± SD)
Probiotic group
Post
(mean ± SD)
Placebo group
Pre
(mean ± SD)
Placebo group
Post
(mean ± SD)
Males
Total bacteria 2.5 × 1010 ± 1.9 × 1010 2.0 × 1010 ± 9.0 × 109 2.2 ×1010 ± 1.2 × 1010 1.7 × 1010 ± 1.0 × 1010
C. coccoides 1.1 × 1009 ± 1.4 × 1009 8.7 × 1008 ± 1.2 × 1009 1.2 × 1009 ± 1.2 × 1009 8.6 × 1008 ± 6.7 × 1008
E. coli 1.6 × 1005 ± 1.5 × 1005 8.0 × 1005 ± 1.4 × 1006 2.4 × 1005 ± 4.5 × 1005 9.2 × 1005 ± 2.5 × 1006
Bifibacteria 1.7 × 1007 ± 2.4 × 1007 1.4 × 1007 ± 1.6 × 1007 1.0 × 1007 ± 1.8 × 1007 4.4 × 1006 ± 8.8 × 1006
Bacteroides 2.3 × 1006 ± 5.0 × 1006 2.9 × 1006 ± 5.2 × 1006 2.1 × 1006 ± 2.0 × 1006 3.7 × 1006 ± 6.7 × 1006
Lactobacillus 1.4 × 1004 ± 2.5 × 1004 7.2 × 1004 ± 1.3 × 1005 3.8 × 1006 ± 1.3 × 1007 1.0 × 1006 ± 3.5 × 1006
Females     
Total bacteria 1.9 × 1010 ± 8.3 × 1010 2.6 × 1010 ± 1.9 × 1010 3.6 × 1010 ± 2.2 × 1010 2.6 × 1010 ± 2.7 × 1010
C.coccoides 1.0 × 1009 ± 1.1 × 1009 1.0 × 1009 ± 8.9 × 1008 2.5 × 1009 ± 2.9 × 1009 9.6 × 1008 ± 8.6 × 1008
E. coli 6.4 × 1006 ± 1.5 × 1007 2.0 × 1007 ± 4.8 × 1007 7.6 × 1003 ± 8.0 × 1003 5.1 × 1004 ± 7.2 × 1004
Bifidobacteria 2.9 × 1006 ± 2.9 × 1006 3.6 × 1006 ± 5.1 × 1006 7.4 × 1006 ± 1.2 × 1007 1.3 × 1006 ± 1.3 × 1006
Bacterioides 1.2 × 1006 ± 1.2 × 1006 2.5 × 1006 ± 3.9 × 1006 5.1 × 1007 ± 9.9 × 1007 6.6 × 1006 ± 9.6 × 1006
Lactobacillus 1.4 × 1004 ± 9.4 × 1004 8.4 × 1004 ± 7.8 × 1004 1.8 × 1004 ± 1.7 × 1004 8.7 × 1004 ± 1.4 × 1005