Kirin Bacteria May Prevent Dermatitis

Published: Mar 28, 2005

Japan’s Kirin Brewery says it has new animal and human clinical data showing that one of its lactic acid bacteria strains is effective at preventing atopic dermatitis. The company presented results last year showing that Lactobacillus paracasei KW3110 was effective against atopic dermatitis in an animal model. It says that new animal results, to be presented this week to the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry (JSBBA), have found the strain to both prevent the occurrence of atopic dermatitis and improve symptoms in existing atopic dermatitis. The study also showed that Lactobacillus KW was more effective than Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (hereafter LGG), a different strain of lactobacillus that has already been shown to act against similar skin conditions, according to a company release.

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