The predominant sterols in feces of 31 infants have been studied by gas‐liquid chromatography and gas chromatography‐mass spectrometry. Cholesterol, β‐sitosterol, and campesterol were the predominant sterols in feces of infants under one year of age. At about the age of 1 year, coprostanol began to appear in feces; after this time the predominant fecal sterols were coprostanol, cholesterol, campesterol, 24α‐ethylcoprostanol, and β‐sitosterol. The sterol pattern of feces of infants from 5 months of age up to the highest age investigated (1 year and 9 months), however, was characterized by considerable individual variation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Physiologica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1968|
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