The elderly population living in nursing homes is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 although individual susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection may be related to the host microbiota. The objective of this work was to investigate the effect of Ligilactobacillus salivarius MP101 on the functional (Barthel index), cognitive (GDS/FAST), and nutritional (MNA) status as well as on the nasal and fecal inflammatory profiles of elderly residents living in a nursing home that is highly affected by COVID-19. A total of 25 residents participated in the trial, which involved the daily ingestion of a dairy product (L. salivarius MP101: 9.3 log10 CFU per unit) for 4 months. Nasal and fecal samples were analyzed for 37 immune factors at recruitment and at the end of the study. After the trial, no change in the GDS/FAST scores were found but, in contrast, the values for the Barthel index and the MNA score improved significantly....
Administration of Ligilactobacillus salivarius MP101 in an elderly nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic: immunological and nutritional impact.
J. M. Rodriguez, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Complutense University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mozota, M., Castro, I., Gomez-Torres, N., Arroyo, R., Lailla, Y., Somada, M., Alba, C., Rodriguez, J. M.; Administration of Ligilactobacillus salivarius MP101 in an elderly nursing home during the COVID-19 pandemic: immunological and nutritional impact.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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