Items Tagged ‘microbes’

December 29, 2009

Microbes in your gut could affect asthma, weight, cancer risk, etc.

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Don’t look now, but your gut is teeming with microbes – as many as 100 trillion of them. It may unnerve you to know that you’re providing a home to a population of bacteria and other tiny organisms but they’re not just squatters; some beneficial bacteria help you digest food and can protect against infection. […]

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Tags: asthma, Cancer, microbes, Weight

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