Immune-stimulating effects of lactic acid bacteria in vivo and in vitro.

  title={Immune-stimulating effects of lactic acid bacteria in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={Ibrahim Elmadfa and Petra Klein and Alexa L. Meyer},
  journal={The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society},
  volume={69 3},
The health-promoting effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are well recognised, making them a popular functional food ingredient. Commercially available probiotic products are often promoted as capable of improving immune defences also in healthy subjects. However, while strain-specific differences exist in the effects of LAB, conventional yoghurt bacteria have proved beneficial as well. For comparing the immunological effects of conventional and probiotic LAB, young healthy women received… CONTINUE READING


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