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Fig. 6

From: Enterococcus faecalis YM0831 suppresses sucrose-induced hyperglycemia in a silkworm model and in humans

Fig. 6

Inhibition by ingestion of a yogurt produced by E. faecalis YM0831 against blood glucose increases in a sucrose tolerance test in humans. Sucrose tolerance tests were conducted on 10 healthy human subjects by the crossover method with or without yogurt ingestion. The subjects consumed the yogurt sample (200 ml, YM0831 bacterial cells: 4 × 1010 cells/200 ml yogurt) 10 min before sucrose loading. Subsequently, the subjects drank 150 ml of 50% (w/v) sucrose solution. Blood glucose levels of the subjects were determined at 0, 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, and 120 min after sucrose challenge. Blood was collected from the fingertip and the blood sugar level was measured by using a simple blood glucose meter. a Experimental schedule is shown. b Blood glucose levels in the yogurt-ingestion group (yogurt [YM0831]) and non-ingestion group (control) for each subject for each time after sucrose loading are shown. *P < 0.05 (paired Student’s t-test). c Sucrose tolerance tests in the yogurt-ingestion group (yogurt [YM0831]) and non-ingestion group (control) are shown. *P < 0.05 (paired Student’s t-test). Data represent mean ± SEM

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