Research says R-1 lactic acid bacteria can prevent flu

It is also the season of flu raging. It is necessary to pay attention to the fact that although the flu is very common, there are not many cases of flu death, and the health threats caused by the flu cannot be ignored, especially children, the elderly, and patients. Professor Takeda, Professor of Immunology, Department of Medicine, Shunten University, Japan, introduced the role of R-1 lactic acid bacteria in promoting the activation of natural killer cells (NK) and preventing influenza.

R-1 lactic acid bacteria cause immune activation

The so-called natural killer cells, also known as NK cells, are capable of attacking influenza viruses and cancer cells, while R-1 lactic acid bacteria have been found to activate NK cells. An experimental study on healthy elderly people was conducted in Yamagata Prefecture and Saga Prefecture, Japan. It was found that long-term consumption of the elderly group containing R-1 lactic acid yoghurt was not only more NK cells than the elderly group with less NK cells and milk. Active, and the risk of catching a cold is also reduced by 61%.

Associate Professor Takeda introduced the relationship between influenza vaccination and R-1 lactic acid bacteria. He said that in the experiment, the first-year men’s freshmen of Shuntian University were asked to drink a cup of yogurt (112 ml) containing R-1 lactic acid bacteria every day. After flu vaccine, they found that the amount of antibodies in the students who had lactic acid bacteria was also More.

According to the experimental results, Takeda believes that “yoghurt containing R-1 lactic acid bacteria enhances the vaccine effect”, and combined with other research reports to date, it is concluded that “continuous consumption of yoghurt containing R-1 lactic acid bacteria can enhance the activity of NK cells and enhance the flu. The effect of the vaccine against influenza.”