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Beneficial effects of lactic acid bacteria on human beings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21162695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lactic acid bacteria are a diverse group of bacteria that produce lactic acid as their major fermented product. Most of them are normal flora of human being and animals and produce myriad beneficial effects for human beings include, alleviation of lactose intolerance, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, stimulation of immune system, antiallergic effects, antifungal actions, preservation of food, and prevention of colon cancer. This review highlights the potential species of Lactic acid bacteria responsible for producing these effects. It has been concluded that lactic acid bacteria are highly beneficial microorganisms for human beings and are present abundantly in dairy products so their use should be promoted for good human health.
Authors:
Muhammad Irfan Masood; Muhammad Imran Qadir; Jafir Hussain Shirazi; Ikram Ullah Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in microbiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1549-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Rev. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914274     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
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