Bacteria in Chinese pickles can prevent cavities — Ben-Gurion University study

Bacteria in Chinese pickles can prevent cavities — Ben-Gurion University study

According to the study published in Frontiers in Microbiology, a strain of Lactobacilli (L. plantarum K41) found in Sichuan pickles reduced S. mutans by 98.4%. Dental caries (cavities) are caused by Streptococcus mutans, (S. mutans) commonly found in the human oral cavity as plaque and is a significant contributor to tooth decay.

#cavities # Lactobacillusplantarum # streptococcus

Guojian Zhang et al. Inhibition of Streptococcus mutans Biofilm Formation and Virulence by Lactobacillus plantarum K41 Isolated From Traditional Sichuan Pickles, Frontiers in Microbiology (2020). DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00774

Author: Ralph Turchiano

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