Kefir milk enhances intestinal immunity in young but not old rats.

  title={Kefir milk enhances intestinal immunity in young but not old rats.},
  author={Karine Thoreux and Douglas L. Schmucker},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={131 3},
The adjuvant effect of kefir fermented milk on the mucosal and systemic immune systems was examined in young (6 mo old) and old (26 mo old) rats. Kefir-fed rats consisted of young or old rats consuming kefir-fermented milk ad libitum on a daily basis in addition to the standard diet, for 28 d. Control rats consumed only the standard diet. The rats were immunized intraduodenally with cholera toxin (CT) on d 7 and 21 and killed on d 28. The nonspecific serum immunoglobulin (Ig)A titers in kefir… CONTINUE READING
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