Probiotics for Lowering Cholesterol and Systemic Inflammation
Although probiotics reside in the gut, their effects reach far beyond the digestive tract. The connection between heart and gut health is being investigated, particularly in reference to the use of probiotics for the reduction of LDL cholesterol.
Quarter of Prostate Cancer Patients May Abandon 'Watchful Waiting' Approach
Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term European study says this strategy, called "active surveillance," has a major flaw -- if men don't come back for regular checkups, doctors won't be able to tell if their prostate cancer becomes life-threatening.