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Two antioxidative lactobacilli strains as promising probiotics.
Two antioxidative strains tentatively identified as Lactobacillus fermentum, E-3 and E-18, were isolated from intestinal microflora of a healthy child. Survival time of these strains in the presenceExpand
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Allergy development and the intestinal microflora during the first year of life.
BACKGROUND The intestinal microflora is a likely source for the induction of immune deviation in infancy. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to prospectively relate the intestinal microfloraExpand
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Hypocaloric diet supplemented with probiotic cheese improves body mass index and blood pressure indices of obese hypertensive patients - a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study
BackgroundGut lactobacilli can affect the metabolic functions of healthy humans. We tested whether a 1500 kcal/d diet supplemented with cheese containing the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum TENSIAExpand
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Characterization of intestinal lactobacilli as putative probiotic candidates.
AIMS To use antioxidative activity and antagonistic properties of lactobacilli against selected pathogens and members of the normal microflora as a basis for screening probiotic candidates. METHODSExpand
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Intestinal microflora of Estonian and Swedish infants
The intestinal microflora of 1‐y‐old healthy Estonian (n= 27) and Swedish infants (n= 29) was studied by quantitative culture of faecal samples. The major differences were high counts of lactobacilliExpand
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Oral lactobacilli in chronic periodontitis and periodontal health: species composition and antimicrobial activity.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Lactobacilli are known to play an important role in the maintenance of health by stimulating natural immunity and contributing to the balance of microflora. However, their role inExpand
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Antagonistic activity of probiotic lactobacilli and bifidobacteria against entero‐ and uropathogens
Aim:  To develop in vitro assays for comparing the antagonistic properties and anti‐oxidative activity of probiotic Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains against various entero‐ and urinaryExpand
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Antioxidative probiotic fermented goats' milk decreases oxidative stress-mediated atherogenicity in human subjects
The increasing interest in a healthy diet is stimulating innovative development of novel scientific products in the food industry. The viable lactic acid bacteria in fermented milk products, such asExpand
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Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 – an antimicrobial and antioxidative probiotic
The paper lays out the short scientific history and characteristics of the new probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum strain ME-3 DSM-14241, elaborated according to the regulations of WHO/FAO (2002). L.Expand
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Characterization of oral lactobacilli as potential probiotics for oral health.
INTRODUCTION Intestinal lactobacilli have been successfully used as probiotics to treat gastrointestinal disorders, but only limited data are available for the probiotic properties of oralExpand
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