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Benefits of probiotics in the treatment of abdominal and pelvic cancers

I have just read the excellent article by Prof. Paul Enck, a microbiota specialist in Germany, on the conclusions of a recent study on the association of probiotics with certain anti-cancer treatments. The use of probiotics by patients with abdominal and pelvic cancers undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy, would have a beneficial effect on the incidence of grade ≥2 diarrhea associated with these treatments, without significant adverse effects.

This is the conclusion highlighted in a systematic review and meta-analysis of 9 studies involving 1,265 participants conducted by Dr. C-W Pei at the end of 2016 at the Clinical Medical College and Evidence Based Medical Center in Lanzhou, China. 1

As supplementation during treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy, probiotics prove to be a strong ally for the patient in terms of improved tolerance to treatment and quality of life.

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2017-02-15T12:32:26+00:00Cancer, Probiotics|

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