Mechanism is through activation of nuclear receptor PPAR.alpha. which promotes lipid metabolism. The human volunteer test group were 40 men and women with a BMI of 28 or more who received capsules containing 200 mg of a preparation of this strain for 12 weeks. All showed loss of body fat, analyzed by abdominal CT scanning, as compared to a placebo group

Calpis press release, October 15, 2012