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Probiotics support immune system

In order to detect celiac disease, doctors measure levels of an autoimmune antibody called tissue transglutaminase IgA (tTGA).

In this study, 78 children with a genetic predisposition to celiac disease took a placebo or the probiotics L. plantarum plus L. paracasei. After six months, doctors found lower levels of disease related tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGA) in the probiotics group, while tTGA levels increased for placebo.

Discussing the findings, doctors said the probiotics had a “surprisingly consistent” effect of suppressing celiac autoimmunity and gluten intolerance, and that probiotics appear to support the immune response and may delay the onset in children genetically predisposed to celiac disease.

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