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How gut bacteria, broccoli can help keep bowel cancer away


(Source: File Photo) The probiotics-veggie combination also reduced tumour numbers by 75 per cent in mice with colorectal cancer. (Source: File Photo)Researchers have developed a cocktail of bacteria and cruciferous vegetables that can potentially turn into a targeting system that seeks out and kills colorectal cancer cells. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide, after lung and prostate cancer. “One day, colorectal cancer patients may be able to take the probiotics as a dietary supplement along with broccoli to prevent colorectal cancer or to reduce recurrence after cancer surgery,” said lead author Chun-Loong Ho from the varsity. The idea was for the cancer cells in the vicinity to take up this anticancer agent and be killed.


Source: Indian Express January 13, 2018 13:28 UTC


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