Mediterranean Diet May Influence Breast Microbiome Population

October 9th, 2018.

Hello, I am back .. it has been eons since my last update on microbes and health.

Here is an interesting study examining the specific impact of a Mediterranean diet on the bacterial composition of the breast tissue and the risk for developing cancer.

This recent study looks into the impact of a Mediterranean diet versus a Western diet and the influence on the Lactobacillus population inside breast tissue. Usually studies have looked at the particular bacterial composition of the microbiome in the gut, but this is taking a look inside the breast tissue glands themselves and how this has an influence on breast cancer development.

A Mediterranean diet increases the Lactobacillus population which is thought to offer a protection against breast cancer.

See the full article below published in Cell Reports.

https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2211-1247%2818%2931382-2

 

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