Could yogurt be the next step in cancer prevention?

Cancer is a disease which most people will have been affected by, be it through a family member or they themselves suffering from the condition there are very few in the world today who’ve not experienced the cruelty of cancer first hand. The tricky thing with cancer is that there are over 200 types of it and each requires a different kind of treatment, as such an overall cure for the condition is an immense undertaking and though a lot of progress has been made in the field a sure-fire cure isn’t something we’re going to see in the next few years.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer which can form from moles or simply on the skin. People with fair skin are especially at risk of melanoma but people who’re constantly exposed to the sun without protection are in a high risk group, just like those who use tanning beds. Any abnormal discolouring of the skin, generally a darkening or an actual growth, could be melanoma and you should get these checked as soon as possible by your doctor especially if you’re in one of the high-risk groups.

Like all of the very nastiest conditions our current best defence is prevention and there have been all sorts of advances and research into things which lessen our chances of getting cancer in the first place. In a study in 2010 it was shown that foods high in anti-oxidants may help to lessen your risk factor, a great example of this kind of food would be yoghurt! Though no research has been done specifically into yoghurt’s cancer preventing potential, it’s not going to hurt having the occasional yoghurt. If the upside’s a lack of cancer in the future, what have you got to lose?

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