Washington: Simple baker`s yeast can keep at bay fatal fungal infection like aspergillosis which can cause kidney and liver failure, says a new study.Aspergillosis is the leading fungal killer that attacks the lungs and can migrate to the brain. Mice injected thrice with dead baker`s yeast one week apart, were able to survive high doses of Aspergillus -- the fungus that causes aspergillosis. They also showed a reduced infection load in their organs, the Journal of Medical Microbiology reports. David A. Stevens, of Santa Clara Valley Medical Centre, in whose lab the studies were conducted, said: "The simple preparation... also protect(s) against infection due to three other fungi that cause human diseases - Candida, Cryptococcus and Coccidioides," Stevens added.
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