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A Tangy Treat That's Good for Your Bladder

A Tangy Treat That's Good for Your Bladder

Here's a diet "do" that may help keep your bladder cancer-free. Start your day with some yogurt. Later, have some more for a snack.

Compared with their peers who never ate yogurt, people in a study who ate two or more servings daily had almost a 40 percent lower risk of bladder cancer. Talk about an antiager!

Lactic Acid in Action
Cultured milk products like yogurt contain something that other dairy items lack: lactic acid bacteria. Just how the bacteria helps stave off bladder cancer isn't clear, but the fact that it does have an immune-boosting reputation is one possibility.

Dairy That Really Does Your Body Good
Along with keeping bladder cancer at bay, yogurt has been shown to defend against gum disease, fight bad breath, and may help tame seasonal allergies. And just like the commercials say, eating yogurt regularly may help keep your intestines operating smoothly.

Medically reviewed in August 2019.

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