probiotics in cancer

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can we use probiotics for cancer?

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can we use probiotics for cancer?

yes you can use probiotics for cancer  A daily supplement of probiotics could reduce the risk of liver cancer caused by fungal toxins in foods, a leading cause of the disease in some of the world's most populous countries.
The application of probiotics in cancer.
de Moreno de LeBlanc A, Matar C, Perdigón G.
Centro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA-CONICET), Chacabuco 145, Tucumán, (T4000ILC) Argentina.
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are present in many foods such as yoghurt and are frequently used as probiotics to favour some biological functions in the host. Many investigators have evaluated the therapeutic effects of yoghurt and LAB commonly used in yoghurt production against diseases such as cancer, infection, and gastrointestinal disorders. The increase of immune cell activity in the prevention of cancer by LAB consumption has also been described. Another possible explanation for the preventive effect of probiotics on carcinogenesis is their effect on other bacteria in the intestine. Probiotics may suppress the growth of bacteria that convert procarcinogens into carcinogens, thereby reducing the amount of carcinogens in the intestine. The present review is focused on two types of cancer in which milk fermented by LAB may show a beneficial effect: colon cancer and breast cancer.  Br J Nutr. 2007 Oct;98 Suppl 1:S105-10  
Probiotics and cancer - The Probiotic Solution - Excerpt    
"Probiotic administration led to a statistically significant decrease in the level of urinary excretion of AFB-N7-guanine. The reduction was 36 per cent at week three and 55 per cent at week five, but disappeared during the five-week post-intervention period," wrote lead author Hani El-Nezami.
"Probiotic-based food products may be an effective dietary prevention that could be implemented in many regions of the world to prevent the development of liver cancer or other environmentally induced cancers," wrote the researchers in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Vol. 83, pp. 1199-1203).