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Prebiotics May Help Fight Melanoma by Activating Anti-Tumor Immunity

  Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that two prebiotics, mucin and inulin, slowed the growth of melanoma in mice by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. In contrast to probiotics, which are live bacterial strains, prebiotics are “food”…

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The Important Synbiotic Relationship Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

By Marisa Brenizer The nearly-fanatical obsession with probiotics has been thriving for roughly a decade, but recently a new contender has been ushered into the spotlight – prebiotics. According to the MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre in Cambridge, prebiotics are: …nondigestible food ingredients that beneficially affect…

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