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Gut microbes may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer

  • Posted: December 9, 2013

In one of the largest epidemiological studies of human gut bacteria and colorectal cancer ever conducted, a team of researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center (home of the NYU Cancer Institute) has found a clear association between gut bacteria and colorectal cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, discovered that colorectal cancer patients had fewer beneficial bacteria and more harmful bacteria than people without the disease.

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