Breast cancer may be the single most-feared disease among women. More than 260,000 American women get it every year. It kills more than 40,000 of them.
Mastectomies and chemotherapy are the first-line treatments.
Mastectomies are disfiguring and traumatic. And if the cancer isn’t caught early before it spreads, they often do little good.
Chemo can slow the disease. But the side effects can damage the quality of what little life a patient may have left.
Some women with a genetic predisposition for breast cancer are so worried that they get pre-emptive mastectomies. They surgically remove their perfectly healthy breasts to prevent the disease.
Dr. Rachael Rigby and her colleagues say there is strong evidence that inflammation triggered by bacteria is linked to breast cancer. 
The researchers concluded: “There is a simple, inexpensive, potential preventive remedy, which is for women to consume natural yogurt on a daily basis.”
How does yogurt prevent breast cancer?
It has long been known that women who breast feed have a lower risk for breast cancer. Each year of breastfeeding lowers breast cancer risk by 4.3%.
Breast milk contains beneficial bacteria that displaces the bad bacteria that causes inflammation. Yogurt contains protective bacteria similar to that in breast milk, Dr. Rigby said.
In fact, past studies have found a link between yogurt consumption and reduced breast cancer risk.
The Healthiest Kind of Yogurt
All yogurts may look alike, but they aren’t. Before buying, read the label. You want yogurt that has as few ingredients as possible: milk, bacterial cultures, and that’s about it.
Avoid yogurt that contains added sugar (that includes sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, and cane sugar) or artificial sweeteners. If you want to add flavor, mix in nuts, or a fruit like blueberries or sliced apples.
And get full fat. Non-fat may have fewer calories, but full-fat will leave you feeling more satisfied. Plus, it’s actually better for you. The fat in yogurt is called linoleic acid. Studies show it may lower inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease. It can also improve blood sugar control.
If you’re a woman, you can add lower breast cancer risk to those benefits. It’s a great reason to make yogurt a regular part of your diet.
One more thing…
If you’re lactose intolerant, you’re not out of luck. Many probiotic supplements contain Lactobacillus acidophilus. That’s the same bacterial strain that’s in yogurt.
You can get them from health food stores and online retailers. (Look for probiotics that contain at least one billion CFUs per serving. That’s a measure of potency.) It’s best to take probiotics with a meal, especially breakfast.
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