Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Edsel Cook
Iranian scientists constructed a rat model to study the effect of two probiotics plus a prebiotic on cadmium (Cd), a heavy metal that is harmful to humans. They reported that the synbiotic – a synergistic combination of probiotics and prebiotics – protected rats against the toxic effects of cadmium, which includes oxidative stress on the liver and kidneys.
This study was overseen by Shiraz University. Its findings were published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
The researchers concluded that synbiotic diets that combined probiotics and a prebiotic can remove cadmium from the liver and kidneys of rats. Synbiotics could also replenish antioxidant enzymes that were depleted by acute cadmium poisoning.
The full text is available.
Jafarpour D, Shekarforoush SS, Ghaisari HR, Nazifi S, Sajedianfard J, Eskandari MH. PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF SYNBIOTIC DIETS OF BACILLUS COAGULANS, LACTOBACILLUS PLANTARUM AND INULIN AGAINST ACUTE CADMIUM TOXICITY IN RATS. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017;17(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12906-017-1803-3.