If you've been reading my blog, you know that fermented foods deliver a variety of health benefits. A new study shows that eating cultured milk (yogurt, sour milk, kefir, etc) lowers bladder cancer risk by nearly 40%!
In 2008 alone there were 68,810 new cases of bladder cancer and 14,100 deaths due to the disease. According to this research, simply eating a fermented milk product daily could save 5,600 lives per year due to bladder cancer alone! Factoring in other health benefits the lives saved are probably much higher. Maybe a National Health program should include yogurt?
The study followed 82,000 Swedes for 9.4 years to reach its conclusions. Researchers found that people eating at least 2 servings of cultured milk per day had the greatest benefit. You can read the study here.