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Probiotics May Help Combat Liver Cancer

Probiotics May Help Combat Liver Cancer
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By    |   Monday, 29 February 2016 03:45 PM

Need another reason to add yogurt to your daily diet? Here’s a good one: Probiotics found in yogurt and other foods have been found to combat liver cancer.

The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, build on previous studies that have demonstrated probiotics play a beneficial role in reducing gastrointestinal inflammation and preventing colorectal cancer, Medical Xpress reports.

The new findings, based on studies of laboratory mice, indicate probiotics reduced liver tumor growth by blocking “angiogenesis” — the process by which tumors generate new blood vessels to spread and grow.

The researchers found mice engineered to have with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) — the most common type of liver cancer — that were fed probiotics had a 40 percent reduction in tumor size and a 52 percent reduction in blood vessel growth, compared to untreated mice.

The researchers found that probiotics increased the anti-inflammatory bacteria and metabolites present in the guts of treated mice, which may partly account for its ability to block tumor progression.

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