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Analysis of Health Benefits Conferred by Lactobacillus Species from Kefir

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School of Microbiology and APC Microbiome Institute, University College Cork, T12 Y337 Cork, Ireland
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Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co., P61 C996 Cork, Ireland
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Nutrients 2019, 11(6), 1252; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11061252
Received: 14 May 2019 / Revised: 28 May 2019 / Accepted: 30 May 2019 / Published: 1 June 2019
Lactobacilli are among the most common microorganisms found in kefir; a traditional fermented milk beverage produced locally in many locations around the world. Kefir has been associated with a wide range of purported health benefits; such as antimicrobial activity; cholesterol metabolism; immunomodulation; anti-oxidative effects; anti-diabetic effects; anti-allergenic effects; and tumor suppression. This review critically examines and assesses these claimed benefits and mechanisms with regard to particular Lactobacillus species and/or strains that have been derived from kefir; as well as detailing further potential avenues for experimentation. View Full-Text
Keywords: kefir; Lactobacillus; kefiri; kefiranofaciens; plantarum; probiotic kefir; Lactobacillus; kefiri; kefiranofaciens; plantarum; probiotic
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Slattery, C.; Cotter, P.D.; W. O’Toole, P. Analysis of Health Benefits Conferred by Lactobacillus Species from Kefir. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1252.

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Slattery C, Cotter PD, W. O’Toole P. Analysis of Health Benefits Conferred by Lactobacillus Species from Kefir. Nutrients. 2019; 11(6):1252.

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Slattery, Conor; Cotter, Paul D.; W. O’Toole, Paul. 2019. "Analysis of Health Benefits Conferred by Lactobacillus Species from Kefir" Nutrients 11, no. 6: 1252.

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