Immunologic effects of yogurt.

@article{Meydani2000ImmunologicEO,
  title={Immunologic effects of yogurt.},
  author={S. Meydani and W. Ha},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={
          861-72
        }
}
  • S. Meydani, W. Ha
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
Many investigators have studied the therapeutic and preventive effects of yogurt and lactic acid bacteria, which are commonly used in yogurt production, on diseases such as cancer, infection, gastrointestinal disorders, and asthma. Because the immune system is an important contributor to all of these diseases, an immunostimulatory effect of yogurt has been proposed and investigated by using mainly animal models and, occasionally, human subjects. Although the results of these studies, in general… Expand
Influence of yogurt consumption on the respiratory immune response
TLDR
The results show that the consumption of yogurt is able to enhance immunity in the respiratory tract and it is demonstrated that the protective effect of yogurt could be improved if it is prepared with starter strains of L. bulgaricus and S. thermophils that have intrinsic immunomodulatory activity. Expand
Anti-allergy properties of fermented foods: an important immunoregulatory mechanism of lactic acid bacteria?
TLDR
This review discusses the clinical and laboratory evidence for anti-allergy properties of fermented foods, and proposes a model for the mechanism by which some well-defined strains of immunoregulatory LAB might down-regulate a Th2 allergic phenotype. Expand
Immunomodulation and anticancer potentials of yogurt probiotic
TLDR
All the beneficial immunological potentials of yogurt in probiotic immunotherapy could be of clinical significance and the mechanisms of specific host-probiotic interactions in the gut resulting in systemic and clinical effects warrants further investigations. Expand
Can Immunoregulatory Lactic Acid Bacteria Be Used as Dietary Supplements to Limit Allergies?
  • M. Cross, H. Gill
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
  • 2001
TLDR
Clinical and laboratory evidence of a role for LAB in combating allergies is outlined, and attempts to explain this phenomenon in terms of the current understanding of immunoregulatory signals produced by gut-colonizing microbes. Expand
Probiotics: a critical review of their potential role as antihypertensives, immune modulators, hypocholesterolemics, and perimenopausal treatments.
TLDR
Some of the previous roles of probiotics on gut health are highlighted and several potential roles currently being investigated are addressed, including benefits involving antihypertension, immunomodulation, improving serum lipid profiles, and the alleviation of postmenopausal disorders. Expand
Probiotics and Immunomodulation
TLDR
Probiotics enhance immune function in healthy individuals, but down-regulate dysfunctional immune responses in subjects suffering from immunoinflammatory disorders such as allergies and inflammatory bowel diseases. Expand
Anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects of kefir in a mouse asthma model.
Kefir is a microbial symbiont mixture that produces jelly-like grains. As a widely used neutraceutical, however, the therapeutic applicability of kefir is not certain. In order to investigate theExpand
Effects of a nutritional intervention with yogurt on lymphocyte subsets and cytokine production capacity in anorexia nervosa patients
TLDR
The findings suggest that the inclusion of yogurt in the refeeding therapy of AN patients may exert positive effects on the immunological markers related to the nutritional status of these patients, such as the CD4+/CD8+ ratio and the production of IFN-γ by lymphocytes. Expand
Immunomodulatory effects of food
TLDR
This review will highlight the interaction between the immune system and some foods and food components in terms of modulation of immune functions by a variety of mechanisms. Expand
Whey proteins and peptides: beneficial effects on immune health
TLDR
This article will focus on studies showing immune effects associated with each whey protein and peptide. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 152 REFERENCES
Impact of Dietary Yogurt on Immune Function
TLDR
The consumption of yogurt that contained the live active bacteria L bulgaricus and S thermophilus does not appear to enhance immune function in atopic individuals at the dosage and duration used in this study. Expand
Effects of Lactobacilli on Interferon Production in Young and Aged Mice a
TLDR
The effect on IFN production of supplementing the diet of young and aged mice with live Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus is evaluated. Expand
Immune and clinical impact of Lactobacillus acidophilus on asthma.
  • J. G. Wheeler, S. Shema, +4 authors R. Helm
  • Medicine
  • Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology
  • 1997
TLDR
Yogurt containing L. acidophilus generated trends in the increase in interferon gamma and decreased eosinophilia; however, it was unable to detect changes in clinical parameters in asthma patients in association with these modest immune changes. Expand
Anticarcinogenic and Immunological Properties of Dietary Lactobacilli.
TLDR
In short-term studies, feeding as well as intraperitoneal administration of lactic acid bacteria suppress tumors implanted in rodents and the activation of host defense system has been hypothesized to augment the immune system. Expand
Immunoadjuvant activity of oral Lactobacillus casei: influence of dose on the secretory immune response and protective capacity in intestinal infections.
Lactobacilli, often used as effectors of host functions, could play an important role in maintaining human health by controlling other intestinal microorganisms capable of producing harmful effects.Expand
Enhancement of immune response of murine Peyer's patches by a diet supplemented with yogurt.
TLDR
Yogurt feeding potentiates the host's cell-mediated immune response by increasing the percentage of B lymphocytes and the PHA and LPS-induced proliferative responses of PP cell suspensions. Expand
Immunomodulation of human blood cells following the ingestion of lactic acid bacteria.
TLDR
Nonspecific, anti-infective mechanisms of defense can be enhanced by the ingestion of specific lactic acid bacteria strains that can be used as nutritional supplements to improve the immune function of particular age groups, i.e., the neonate or the elderly. Expand
Immune system stimulation by probiotics.
TLDR
The results showed that Lactobacillus casei could prevent enteric infections and stimulate secretory IgA in malnourished animals, but could produce bacteria translocation and Yogurt could inhibit the growth of intestinal carcinoma through increased activity of IgA, T cells, and macrophages. Expand
Systemic augmentation of the immune response in mice by feeding fermented milks with Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
TLDR
Results suggest that L. casei and L. acidophilus, associated with intestinal mucosae, can influence the level of activation of the immune system, and the possible clinical application of fermented milks as immunopotentiators is discussed. Expand
[Immune evaluations in cancer patients after colorectal resection].
TLDR
It is suggested that yoghurt may determine a higher release of gamma-IFN with activation of CD4+ and CD8+ cells, and that the restoration of bacterial flora in coloresected patients shows an immunitary deficiency related to the Gram+ bacterial flora reduction and consequently a decrease in the physiological stimuli. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...