Gut bacteria test could identify colon cancer risk

August 8, 2014 6:40 PM

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Gut bacteria test could identify colon cancer risk

Testing gut bacteria, or gut microbiomes, could help identify people who are at risk for colon cancer, Health24.com reported.

Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study in which they analyzed stool samples from 30 healthy adults, 30 people with precancerous intestinal polyps and 30 people with advanced colon or rectal cancer.

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