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Probiotic cheese boosts immune system.

Dr Fandi Ibrahim asked elderly volunteers in a care home in Finland to eat one slice of Gouda cheese each day for 4 weeks. One group got a probiotic version while the other did not.

The findings suggest that probiotic cheese can tackle age-related deterioration of the immune system.

There was a a clear enhancement of natural and acquired immunity, (as measured by the activation of NK blood cells and an increase in phagocytic activity).

According to Ibrahim “We have demonstrated that the regular intake of probiotic cheese can help to boost the immune system and that including it in a regular diet may help to improve an elderly person’s immune response to external challenges.”

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May 14, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Diet, Fandi Ibrahim, Health, Probiotics, Success

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