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Acidophiline (Russian: ацидофилин) is a type of drinkable yogurt, with Lactobacillus acidophilus as the starter culture. Kefir yeast is also added.[1] It has antibacterial properties and is used in the former Soviet Bloc countries to treat intestinal diseases such as colitis and enterocolitis.[2] The sweetened acidophiline was the only yoghurt-like drink widely produced in the USSR, apart from kefir and ryazhenka.

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  1. ^ "Ацидофилин". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ Microbiology and Biochemistry of Cheese and Fermented Milk (ed. B. A. Law). Springer, 1997. Pages 122-123.