Study reveals eating yogurt may help lessen risk of breast cancer

A recent study has found that consuming natural yogurt on a daily basis may help women to be at lower risk of risk cancer. According to researchers, one of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria. Their idea is yet to be proved, it is supported by the available evidence that bacterial-induced inflammation is linked to cancer. Yogurt contains beneficial lactose fermenting bacteria commonly found in milk, similar to the bacteria - or microflora- found in the breasts of mothers who have breastfed. Several other studies have shown that the consumption of yogurt is associated with a reduction in the risk of breast cancer, which the researchers suggest may be due to the displacement of harmful bacteria by beneficial bacteria. There are approximately 10 billion bacterial cells in the human body and while most are harmless, some bacteria create toxins which trigger inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation destroys the harmful germs but it also damages the body. One of the most common inflammatory conditions is gum disease or periodontitis, which has already been linked to oral, oesophageal, colonic, pancreatic, prostatic and breast cancer.