Probiotic, as well as conventional yogurt, can enhance the stimulated production of proinflammatory cytokines.

@article{Meyer2007ProbioticAW,
  title={Probiotic, as well as conventional yogurt, can enhance the stimulated production of proinflammatory cytokines.},
  author={Alexa L. Meyer and Ibrahim Elmadfa and Irene Herbacek and Michael Micksche},
  journal={Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          590-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Lactic acid bacteria have been shown to stimulate the secretion of cytokines by lymphocytes and monocytes in a strain-dependent manner. Therefore, in this study, the effect of a daily intake of probiotic yogurt on cytokine production in young healthy women was compared with that of a conventional product. METHODS For 2 weeks each, subjects consumed 100 g, then 200 g of either a probiotic or a conventional, commercially available yogurt, both containing Lactobacillus bulgaricus and… CONTINUE READING
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