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- Del Bo’, Cristian, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Food & function 2017 v.8 no.10 pp. 3601-3609
- Lactobacillus helveticus; Streptococcus; adhesion; anti-inflammatory activity; blueberries; carbohydrates; children; dendritic cells; epithelium; health services; human cell lines; humans; immune response; in vitro studies; interferon-beta; interleukin-12; macrophages; mice; pharyngitis; pharynx; probiotics; tumor necrosis factor-alpha
- ... Group A streptococci (GAS) cause 20–30% of pediatric pharyngitis episodes, which are a major cause of ambulatory care visits. Therefore, a strategy to prevent GAS dissemination in children could significantly benefit public healthcare. Contextually, we assessed the possibility of employing alternative food-grade strategies to be used with the oral probiotic L. helveticus MIMLh5 for the prevention ...
- Del Bo’, Cristian, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Food & function 2017 v.8 no.11 pp. 4108-4117
- blood pressure; blueberries; cigarettes; foods; heart rate; hyperemia; males; sugars
- ... Several studies have documented the important role of polyphenol-rich foods in the modulation of vascular remodelling and function. This study aimed to evaluate the capacity of a single portion of blueberry (V. corymbosum) to acutely improve peripheral arterial dysfunction in a group of young volunteers. Twenty-four healthy males (12 non-smokers and 12 smokers) were recruited for two different ran ...