Eating at least two servings of yogurt a day can reduce your risk of developing bladder cancer by up to 40 percent, London’s Daily Telegraph reported.
However, scientists were not able to find any benefit from eating other dairy foods on a regular basis, according to the study, which was conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.
Scientists followed 80,000 patients over the course of nine years. Those patients who did develop bladder cancer were less likely to have eaten yogurt regularly in their diet than those who remained cancer free.
Scientists think the lactic acid bacteria could aid in fighting the disease.
In 2008, more than 68,000 Americans will be diagnosed with bladder cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute’s Web site. Of those, about 14,000 will die from the disease.