Stimulatory effect of dietary inulin intake on intestinal absorption of 44
Ca and 25
Mg in rats of different ages. Intestinal 44Ca absorption (A) and ntestinal 25Mg absorption (B) in the control groups was normalized to 100% for each age group. The stimulatory effect of inulin (%) for a given age group was calculated as follows 100* (intestinal absorption in the inulin-fed age group/intestinal absorption in the same age group without inulin). The rats were given 44Ca and 25Mg after 14 days of inulin intake (7.5%), and fecal non-absorbed isotopes were determined in a 4d feces pool.