In progress (there's quite a lot! ...)

Human Gastrointestinal Tract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dairy Intolerance  - milk protein

49 different bacterial strains in kefir ALL found to break down dairy proteins: Quote " The results showed that all (49) strains hydrolysed casein"

EVIDENCE FOR PROTEOLYTIC ACTIVITY OF LACTOBACILLI ISOLATED FROM KEFIR GRAINS

> http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13102818.2006.10817347

 

Dairy Intolerance  - lactose

Live bacteria in kefir promotes "auto-digestion" : Quote " Because kefir improved lactose digestion and tolerance in this study, its use may be another potential strategy for overcoming lactose intolerance"

KEFIR IMPROVES LACTOSE DIGESTION AND TOLERANCE IN ADULTS WITH LACTOSE MALDIGESTION

> http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002822303002074

 

Microbes in kefir proven to boost lactose digestion: Quote " These results give direct evidence of an enhanced lactose digestion and absorption in native fermented milk products due to the microbial β-galactosidase activity [of kefir]"

ENHANCEMENT OF INTESTINAL HYDRYOLYSIS OF LACTOSE BY MICROBIAL β-GALACTOSIDASES (EC3.2.1.23) OF KEFIR

> http://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FBJN%2FBJN67_01%2FS0007114592000102a.pdf&code=4e394fa636f8d88a9a01ec5fab104dcd

 

Obesity

Researchers say that the human gut microbiota has an important role in regulating body weight. Quote " ... microbial genes sort the lean from the obese with 90% accuracy, whereas looking at human genes yields the right answer only 58% of the time "

MICROBIOME: A COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP STATUS

> http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v508/n7496_supp/full/508S61a.html