Friday, September 18

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Bacteria found leaking from gut to body in people who are obese

Bacteria found leaking from gut to body ...

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Bacteria is meant to stay inside the gutNICOLLE R. FULLER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Bacterial DNA has been found in the blood, liver and fat of people who are obese, showing that either fragments of bacteria or entire live bacteria are leaking into their bodies from their guts, which shouldn’t be ha ...
Gut bacteria may be responsible for bowel disorders including cancers

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ChrisChrisW/Getty ImagesEvidence is mounting that some bowel cancers are caused by bacteria. One microbe seems to trigger a distinct type of mutation in our DNA, which can be seen in up to one in 10 cases of colon cancer. “It’s the first bacteria ever shown to change DNA and be carcinogenic,” says ...