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Evaluation of Bifidobacterium breve strain Yakult-fermented soymilk as a probiotic food.

  • 2003-03-15
  • International Journal of Food Microbiology 81(2)
    • Y. Shimakawa
    • S. Matsubara
    • N. Yuki
    • M. Ikeda
    • F. Ishikawa

Abstract

We evaluated the effects of Bifidobacterium breve-fermented soymilk on probiotic function. An administered strain of B. breve strain Yakult was capable of growing in soymilk with no additives as high as 10(9) CFU/ml. During storage of the fermented soymilk at 10 degrees C for 20 days, viable counts of the strain did not change. The growth inhibition of the strain in a bile-containing medium was lessened by the addition of soy protein. In human feeding experiments, the administered B. breve was recovered at a level of over 10(9) CFU/g faeces, accompanied by an increase in the total number of bifidobacteria. These results indicate that fermented soymilk with B. breve strain Yakult could be a novel type of probiotic food.

Research Insights

SupplementHealth OutcomeEffect TypeEffect Size
Bifidobacterium bifidum SD-6576Increased Fecal Bifidobacterium CountBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breveImproved Bile SurvivabilityBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breveImproved Probiotic EfficiencyBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breveIncreased Fecal Bifidobacterium CountBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve Bb-03Increased Gut Bifidobacterium LevelsBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve Bb-03Viability of Bifidobacterium Breve Strain During StorageNeutral
Small
Bifidobacterium breve BBr60Increased Fecal BifidobacteriaBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve Bbr8Increased Bifidobacteria LevelsBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve BR03Improved Tolerance to Bile SaltsBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve BR03Increased Levels of BifidobacteriaBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve BR-03Increased Fecal Bifidobacterium CountBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve HA-129Increased Bifidobacteria Levels in FecesBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve IDCC 4401Increased Levels of BifidobacteriaBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve M-16VIncreased Gut Bifidobacterium LevelsBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve MAK40B22BIncreased Viable Bifidobacteria CountsBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve R0070Increased Bifidobacteria LevelsBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve Rosell-70Improved Growth in Bile-Containing MediumBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve Rosell-70Improved Gut MicrobiotaBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve Rosell-70Maintained Viable Probiotic LevelsBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve SD5206Increased Bifidobacterium Levels in the GutBeneficial
Large
Bifidobacterium breve UABbr-11Increased Bifidobacteria CountBeneficial
Moderate
Bifidobacterium breve VPro 52Increased Bifidobacteria PopulationBeneficial
Large

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