Funding for this research was provided by:
Royal Library, Copenhagen University Library
Received: 31 March 2023
Accepted: 28 August 2023
First Online: 5 September 2023
: The trial was approved by the Animal Ethics Institutional Review Board at University of Copenhagen (AEIRB) under Approval Number: 2022–10-VCM-015A.
: The work was co-funded by the University of Copenhagen, DanHatch A/S, Chr. Hansen A/S and Green Development and Demonstration Programme, GUDP (Grant Number 34009-18-1360). KRV, MSRO and LLP are employed at UCPH, and JK is employed at DanHatch A/S. Two authors (DS and GV) are employed at Chr. Hansen A/S that produces the probiotic bacteria, which have been used in this study, resulting in a potential or perceived conflict of interest. GV has contributed specifically to the analysis of the microbiome data. However, the three independent academic partners (University of Copenhagen) explicitly approve that the work is at ‘arm’s length’ from commercial interest. The first and last author has led the process and are satisfied that the results are independent. Data and workflows from the microbiome analyses will be included as supplementary for full transparency.