Some Bacteria Inhibit Cancer Progression – Part 1 of 2
Some Bacteria Inhibit Cancer Progression. Having a turn down variety of bacteria in the gut is associated with colorectal cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed DNA in fecal samples nonchalant from 47 colorectal cancer patients and 94 people without the disease to determine the level of diversity of their gut bacteria. Study authors led by Jiyoung Ahn, at the New York University School of Medicine, concluded that decreased bacterial multiformity in the gut was associated with colorectal cancer.
The study was published in the Dec 6, 2013 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Colorectal cancer patients had move levels of bacteria that ferment dietary fiber into butyrate. This fatty acid may inhibit inflammation and the start of cancer in the colon, researchers found.