Tag Archives: Microbes

Mouth microbes and colorectal cancer

by Leigh MacMillan (AdobeStock) Chronic inflammation and periodontal disease caused by certain microbial species in the mouth — part of the oral microbiome — have been suggested to play a role in colorectal cancer development. Yaohua Yang, PhD, Jirong Long, PhD, and colleagues investigated the association of the oral microbiome with colorectal cancer risk among participants… Read More »

Microbes The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Just a reminder about bacteria, fungi and other organisms in our body. We are full of them. It is estimated that in our digestive system we have about four pounds of these organisms. Remember they are microscopic organisms. It is difficult to even conceive of four pounds of them. They live off of us but… Read More »