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Fermented Foods Promote Beneficial Bacteria and May Prevent Cancer
Anthony Chapdelaine, Jr., MD, MSPH, Exec. Dir./Sec.*
While studies are ongoing, there is strong evidence that eating fermented foods which contain beneficial bacteria such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut may dramatically reduce inflammation in the body and therefore prevent cancer and a host of other diseases.
In animal studies the bacteria in these foods reduced gene and DNA damage and caused mice to live four times longer than other mice who did not consume beneficial bacteria.
* The Coalition for Advanced Cancer Treatment and Prevention a project of The National Fund for Alternative Medicine
- Cheema AK, et al, 2016, “Chemopreventive Metabolites Are Correlated with a Change in Intestinal Microbiota Measured in A-T Mice and Decreased Carcinogenesis,” PLoS ONE 11(4): e0151190. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.015119003/28/16