Prepared Foods November 14, 2005 e-newsletter

Japanese food conglomerate Kagome announced its research division has confirmed a unique property of lactobacillus brevis subspecies coagulans [Labre], a kind of plant-derived lactic acid bacteria.

In mice experiments, the division confirmed that a carrot extract fermented with Labre can effectively increase the natural killer [NK] cell activity and suppress tumor growth. Accordingly, the division concluded that Labre can exert an antitumor effect.

Details of this discovery were presented at the 1st General Meeting of the Japanese Association for Food Immunology on November 9 and 10.

Source: Japan Corporate News Network