Control rats (control group) (n = 10), rats treated with CCl4 and water (water group) (n = 19) and rats treated with CCl4 and fermented milk containing Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei CNCM I-1518 (probiotic group) (n = 20). (a) Mesenteric lymph nodes, (b) ascitic fluid, and (c) serum. Values are mean ± SEM. CCl4, carbon tetrachloride, IL-6, interleukin-6; TNF-α, tumor necrosis factor-alpha; IL-10, interleukin-10.