Probiotics lower risk of autoimmune conditions – (06-17-03)

Probiotic strains in IL 10 knockout mice and link with cytokine balance

Many theories have been proposed as to why probiotics favorably impact the immune system, and this mouse study shows that probiotics actually have the ability to favorably alter the cytokine balance away from a Th-1 dominated state, which would lower risk of autoimmune conditions such as MS, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Gut — Abstracts: McCarthy et al. 52 (7): 975

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