Table 2

Calcium absorption in study subjects
Prebiotic Formula N = 25 Control Formula N = 30 Human Milk Reference N = 19
Calcium intake, mg/d 534 ± 17 557 ± 16 246 ± 20*
Percent calcium absorption 56.8 ± 2.6 59.2 ± 2.3 76.0 ± 2.9*
Total calcium absorbeda, mg/d 300 ± 14 328 ± 13 187 ± 16*

Data are Mean ± SEM.

* Significantly different from both PF and CF groups (p < 0.001).

aTotal calcium absorbed calculated as (calcium intake [mg/day]) x (fractional absorption).

Hicks et al.

Hicks et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:118   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-118

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