Most of us have combined yogurt with the benefits of the calcium it contains, and we often consume it to lose weight. Now there is another reason to put it in our diet, especially men. New research shows that it protects against bowel cancer as medicaldaily.com says.
The new study, published in the journal Gut, shows that eating at least two or more yoghurt portions per week reduces the risk of gut cancer in men by 19%, since it can block adenoma growth.
The research came to this conclusion by studying 32,600 men and 55,743 women with different adenomas in their bodies.
According to the researchers, the two bacteria commonly found in yogurt – Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus – may be able to reduce the number of cancerous substances in the human intestine.
Regarding the finding that yogurt protects more than the colon adenomas, this may be partly due to the lower acidity (pH) in this part of the intestine, making it the most hospitable environment for these bacteria.
Women did not see a reduction in the incidence of bowel cancer with yogurt consumption.