Monday, May 31, 2010
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A recent study has shown a new action mechanism of probiotics on cholesterol metabolism in vivo (rats). The expression of Niemann-Pick C1-Like 1 (NPC1L1) localized on enterocytes in the duodenum and jejunum and involved in cholesterol absorption was significantly decreased after a  Lactobacillus acidophilus 4356 daily supplementation. In addition to the effect on the natural defences, the probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus 4356 would be interesting in reducing cholesterol.

« Reference : Huang Y, Wang J, Cheng Y, Zheng Y. The hypocholesterolaemic effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus American Type Culture Collection 4356 in rats are mediated by the down-regulation of Niemann-Pick C1-Like 1. Br J Nutr. 2010 May 5;:1-6 »