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2 short chain fatty acids in the gut tied to breast cancer treatment efficacy

October is Breast Cancer Awa... October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; source:
Just as we have reported last week about how the presence of butyrate supports a healthy gut, on the other hand, it can be detrimental to breast cancer chemotherapy. According to a September 17 2020 report in the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), 2 short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), propionate and butyrate, have been identified as tied to the efficacy of breast cancer chemotherapy (1). The study was conducted in Scotland led by Kirsty Ross, MBChB, MSc, a specialist registrar in medical oncology at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom. The Beatson West Cancer Centre studied 21 patients with early-stage breast cancer.

The SCFAs were shown to be lower in the gut bacteria of patients achieving pathological complete response (pCR) compared with those not achieving pCR after surgery. According to Ross and her colleagues, they "dampen down the immune system’s ability to target cancer cells", as quoted in the AJMC article (1).

This points back to the fact that when it comes to personal health, it is very personal, and what is healthy for one person is not necessarily healthy for another person. As Herbsprout article quoted Viome CEO Naveen Jain, "one man's food is another man's poison." (2)


#ai #bacteria #breastcancer #cancer #cardiovasculardisease #datascience #gutmicrobiome #health #healthinnovation #healthtech #obesity

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