A study was done showing the use of Lactobacillus bacteria in mice to lower the severity of symptoms caused by lupus. Specifically, the study focused on mice which had lupus and kidney inflammation. The Lactobacillus can be found in yogurt and pro-biotics. Lupus patients suffer from symptoms including fatigue, joint pain, rash, and fever. The study states that those who contract lupus nephritis will have up to a 2/3 chance of getting kidney complications. Women suffer 10 times more from lupus; the study demonstrated that the use of pro-biotics and the bacteria found in the yogurt was effective on females.
- Research on mice shows that some bacteria found in dairy can help lupus sufferers
- Lactobacillus treatment helped to reduce inflammation in female mice, but not males
- The research has not been conclusive in humans, but probiotics are a safe and inexpensive supplement
“Probiotic strains found in yoghurts may help prevent complications associated with lupus, according to new mouse data that reports female mice given Lactobacillus have an altered microbiome and reduced symptoms.”
Read more: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2017/10/03/Mouse-data-links-microbiome-changes-to-lupus-severity-and-complications