To investigate dietary effects on the gut microbiota composition in a rat model of chronic non‐bacterial prostate inflammation.
Materials and Methods
Chronic nonbacterial prostate inflammation in the Wistar rat strain was induced with subcutaneous testosterone and 17β‐oestradiol hormone pellets for 18 weeks. Rats with placebo pellets served as healthy controls. Rats with chronic prostate inflammation were stratified into two groups, which drank either plain tap water (control group) or tap water supplied with 2% galactoglucomannan‐rich hemicellulose extract (GGM group) from Norway spruce (Picea abies) for five weeks before sacrifice.
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