Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Yogurt Maybe Helpful Preventing Breast Cancer

The new research found the type of good bacteria in the gut and consumed through the food turned out to be beneficial for the fight against breast cancer.

In the study researchers analyzed bacteria found in 58 women who have a breast lump (45 women with breast cancer and 13 had benign lumps). Researchers compared the bacteria with 23 women who did not have a lump in her breast.

Found different types of bacteria in healthy breast tissue compared to tissue with cancer. Female cancer patients have a number of bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Staphylococcus epidermidis (Staph) more.

Whereas healthy women have many colonies of Lactobacillus bacteria (types of bacteria found in yogurt) and Streptococcus thermophilus (not the kind Streptococcs cause throat infections and skin diseases). This makes sense given the bacteria E. coli and Staph known to damage DNA.

So does this mean that breast cancer is caused by a bacterial infection? Not so, says researcher Gregor Reid. But it seems to play a role bacteria.

Reid said that initially he decided to study the microbiome in the breast after previous research finding breast milk contains a variety of healthy bacteria. Breastfed babies are known to lower the incidence of breast cancer.

More research is needed before doctors can provide recommendations for patients. We can not say eating yogurt and food sources of probiotics significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Nevertheless, there is no harm in eating the delicious yogurt mixed with fresh fruit pieces.

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