Established in 1967 by Dr Shirota, the Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research is located in Tokyo, Japan. Its primary function is to investigate the use of beneficial bacteria in the promotion of health.

Today, 252 scientists and medical doctors are actively pursuing research aimed at applying bacteria effectively in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

Yakult works closely with the scientific and medical communities, organizing conferences and funding research, all to increase understanding of the role of beneficial bacteria in health.

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