Men Who Regularly Eat Yogurt Have Lower Risk of Bowel Cancer

An observational study from the University of Washington, US, suggests that there is a link between high consumption of yogurt and lower risk of bowel cancer (adenoma) in men.Men Who Regularly Eat Yogurt Have Lower Risk of Bowel Cancer

The study tracked more than 32,000 men for twenty-five years and found that those men who ate at least two portions of yogurt per week were 19 per cent less likely to develop precancerous growths in the bowel than men who ate no yogurt at all.

Study authors hypothesize about the reasons why yogurt may have these properties: “Products of the two common probiotics used in yogurt, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, may reduce levels of carcinogens such as nitroreductase, fecal activated bacterial enzymes, and soluble fecal bile acids.”

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