Remote Amazon Tribe Members Have Greater Germ Diversity in Their Bodies

April 17, 2015 6:00 PM

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FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

The study suggests that modern living has decreased the diversity of the typical Westerner's "microbiome" -- the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that normally dwell in the body.

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