Physicians at the Center for Immunology and Cancer Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said that when foods rich in antioxidants are digested, the intestinal microflora becomes a medium for the development of cancer.
Antioxidants help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. But it turned out that antioxidant-rich foods such as chocolate, berries, black tea, provoke the development of colon cancer, or colorectal cancer.
For the experiments, scientists used antibiotics to destroy the intestinal microflora. It turned out that after the intestines of the experimental could not contribute to the spread of cancer in those predisposed to colorectal cancer.
Doctors advise checking the gut microbiome more often, as well as adjusting food preferences, writes MedicForum.