A probiotic fermented dairy drink improves antibody response to influenza vaccination in the elderly in two randomised controlled trials.

@article{Boge2009APF,
  title={A probiotic fermented dairy drink improves antibody response to influenza vaccination in the elderly in two randomised controlled trials.},
  author={Thierry Boge and Michel R{\'e}migy and Sarah Vaudaine and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Tanguy and Rapha{\"e}lle Bourdet-Sicard and Sylvie van der Werf},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 41},
  pages={
          5677-84
        }
}
BACKGROUND Influenza vaccination is recommended for the elderly in many countries, but immune responses are weaker compared to younger adults. OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of daily consumption of a probiotic dairy drink on the immune response to influenza vaccination in an elderly population of healthy volunteers over 70 years of age. DESIGN Two randomised, multicentre, double-blind, controlled studies were conducted during two vaccination seasons in 2005-2006 (pilot) and 2006-2007… CONTINUE READING

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