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Table 2 Calcium absorption in study subjects

From: Total calcium absorption is similar from infant formulas with and without prebiotics and exceeds that in human milk-fed infants

  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*
  1. Data are Mean ± SEM.
  2. * Significantly different from both PF and CF groups (p < 0.001).
  3. aTotal calcium absorbed calculated as (calcium intake [mg/day]) x (fractional absorption).