Consuming Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults

@article{Dai2015ConsumingLE,
  title={Consuming Lentinula edodes (Shiitake) Mushrooms Daily Improves Human Immunity: A Randomized Dietary Intervention in Healthy Young Adults},
  author={Xiaoshuang Dai and Joy M. Stanilka and Cheryl A. Rowe and Elizabethe Adriana Esteves and Carmelo Nieves and Samuel J. Spaiser and Mary C. Christman and Bobbi Langkamp-Henken and Susan S. Percival},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={478 - 487}
}
Background: Mushrooms are widely cited for their medicinal qualities, yet very few human intervention studies have been done using contemporary guidelines. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether consumption of whole, dried Lentinula edodes (shiitake) mushrooms could improve human immune function. Primary objectives were to ascertain whether L. edodes consumption would improve γδ-T cell proliferation and activation responses, quantify a dose response, and elicit cytokine… Expand
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