Gut Bacteria Linked With Colorectal Cancer In New Study

December 6, 2013 9:05 PM

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Gut Bacteria Linked With Colorectal Cancer In New Study

Scientists may have identified an important new factor in determining colorectal cancer risk -- and it lies in the gut.

People with colorectal cancer may have fewer "good" bacteria and more harmful bacteria in their guts than people without the cancer, according to a small new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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