Fecal enzymes of probiotic significance. a comparative study on healthy breast fed and formula fed in a tertiary care hospital

Konika Razdan., B. K. Bajaj., Shashi S Sudhan., Monika Sharma and Suharshi Gupta

Background: Our study was designed to study the fecal enzyme analysis from healthy infants from Full Term Normal Delivery (FTND). Methods: The fecal samples were studied for fecal enzyme activity of β-glucuronidase α - galactosidase and β-glucosidase Results: It was observed during the study that β-glucosidase and β-glucuronidase activity was dependent upon age and type of feed i.e. breast fed infants had an increased level of β-glucosidase activity as compared to formula fed which increased with increase in age. Conclusion: The fecal enzyme activity was directly linked to the age and diet of the infants.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/23956429.ijcmpr20170080