Oral administration of L. lactis NCDO 2118 prevented histological damage induced by colitis . Photograph (X100) of H&E-stained paraffin sections of a representative colon from control (A), DSS (B) and DSS + NCDO2118 (C) groups at day 21. (D) Histological scores of colon sections of DSS-colitis mice with or without oral administration of L. lactis. Values represent the means ± MSE (n = 6). **, p < 0.01, ***, p < 0.001.