Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2023

Sawsan Abd Ellatif

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Egypt

Title: Unveiling the Multi-Faceted Health Benefits of Kefir: Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Wound Healing and Immunomodulatory Properties


This study provides information about the potential health benefits of kefir, which is a fermented milk beverage made from kefir grains. The study assesses the antibacterial and antifungal properties of kefir against various pathogenic bacteria and fungi and it was found that kefir is a potent against both bacterial and fungal infections.
The study also found that kefir can effectively heal wounds in human gastric epithelial cells by (80.78%) compared with control (55.75%) within 48 h. Furthermore, the study looked at the antiviral properties of kefir against both hepatitis C and B. The results found that 200 µg/mL of kefir can eliminate 92.36% of HCV and 75.71% of HBV relative to the untreated infected cells, whereas 800 µg/mL (the highest concentration) completely eradicated HCV and HBV. Additionally, the study found that kefir has an immunomodulatory effect and contains numerous active metabolites that contribute to its health benefits.
In conclusion, this study demonstrates the potential health benefits of kefir as a probiotic product, particularly its antimicrobial, antiviral and wound healing properties, and immunomodulatory impact in the treated HBV-infected cells.


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