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The Role of Probiotic Cultures in the Prevention of Colon Cancer
Although research exists that links the consumption of probiotics and prebiotics with decreased risk of colon cancer, the studies can be sorted into those that most directly link consumption inversely with aberrant crypts or tumor development (animal studies) and those that tend to provide more circumstantial evidence.
Protective role of probiotics and prebiotics in colon cancer
Colon cancer, which in a high proportion of the population is due to somatic mutations occurring during the lifetime of an individual, could be retarded or prevented by preventing these mutations.
Do probiotics for example in yoghurt prevent colon cancer?
Probiotics are living micro-organisms which upon ingestion in sufficient quantities, exert health benefits on the host beyond basic nutrition.