EFFECT OF DIETARY YEAST ON SCHISTOSOMA MANSONI INFECTED MICE
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2000;50(3):51–54
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Twenty four female Swiss albino mice, of 12-15 g initial body weight in average were divided into four groups of 6 animals each. Groups 1 and 3 were fed basal diet. Groups 2 and 4 were fed basal diet containing 10% whole yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). After 10 days of feeding, the animals in groups 3 (non-yeast diet) and group 4 (10% whole yeast diet) were infected with Schistosoma mansoni. After 40 days of feeding, the mice were killed, the liver and spleen were removed and their weights were recorded. The data indicated that whole yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) affected the immune system, as it increased the frequency of CD3+T (P
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