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Investigating Lactobacillus casei Shirota

Yakult is a science based company that has been involved in research since its outset in the 1930s. To date, there are over 100 peer-reviewed publications of human trials investigating Lactobacillus casei (L. casei) Shirota.  

Here you can find information on the research behind L. casei Shirota, including key areas that have been extensively studied, as well as emerging areas where probiotic research is showing promising applications.

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Fundamental

Survival, safety and modulation of gut microbiota

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Fundamental

Gastrointestinal

Functional gut disorders and gut related infections

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Gastrointestinal

Immunity

Mechanistic and human studies – immune markers, allergy, URTI

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Immunity

Population Groups

LcS Research in specific population groups; athletes, older people

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Population Groups

Emerging

New areas of research including; gut-brain axis, cancer, metabolic disease

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Emerging