Probiotics Might Help Block the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Recent research by British scientists from the Quadram Institute in Norwich and the University of East Anglia suggests that the use of probiotics – live bacteria found in such foods as yogurt and sauerkraut – may help tackle side effects in people undergoing chemotherapy.Probiotics Might Help Block the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

In their study, the researchers used mice with breast cancer that were given antibiotics during the experimental phase. The researchers found that taking antibiotics reduced the number of beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

Moreover, they found that mice given antibiotics had more mast cells — immune cells known to promote tumor growth by triggering the formation of blood vessels in breast cancer tumors — and believe that there is a link between these two phenomena.

Professor Kefah Mokbel, a breast surgeon at the Princess Grace Hospital in London, says: “… the potential link between antibiotics and breast cancer growth has been known for the last five years. One theory is that it’s because the gut microbiome is linked to the immune system; another is that antibiotics influence levels of the female hormone estrogen in the body — both factors in breast cancer.”

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