Protein from bacteria alleviates food allergy symptoms

The introduction of the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum can reduce the effects of food allergies in both children and adults, according to new data.   The research team tested two strains of bacteria, Bifidobacterium longum KACC 91563 and Enterococcus faecalis KACC 91532, on mice that were later exposed to food allergens to see what effect they had on immune system response. Mice with an E. faecalis KACC 91532 intestinal population did not show any change in allergic response, however in mice with B. longum KACC 91563 intestinal populations there was a significant suppression and delay in the occurrence of diarrhoea.

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