Lactobacillus plantarum 299: Beneficial in vitro immunomodulation in cells extracted from inflamed human colon
I realize the title is enough to make most heads spin, but the basic idea is that these bacteria in our gut, be they good or bad, do have an impact on our overall health. This is something that is incredibly well accepted in the medical literature and virtually unheard of in clinical practice. In yet another supportive study, these authors found that probiotics had the ability to restore some balance to the immune system via modulation of intercellular messengers called cytokines. My gosh. When are we going to realize that the rampant overuse of antibiotics, not followed by probiotics, has implications beyond antibiotic resistant organisms?