Colorectal cancer and gut microbiome

Although genes contribute to colorectal cancer, the gut microbiota are an important player. Accumulating evidence suggests that chronic infection and the ensuing inflammation contributes to tumor initiation and tumor progression. A variety of bacterial species and tumor-promoting virulence mechanisms have been investigated. Significant advances have been made in understanding the composition and functional capabilities of […]

Limit choline-rich foods to prevent blood clots

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The Human Gut Microbiome as a Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer

Our results suggest that relative abundance data from the human gut microbiome differentiates individuals with healthy colons from those with adenomas and carcinomas. Most importantly, there was a significant difference in the gut microbiome of people with colonic adenomas compared with those with healthy colons. This has considerable importance in secondary prevention because screening for […]

Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Gut Microbiome

Summary: A new study reports a link between the deterioration of motor skills in Parkinson’s disease and alterations in the composition of populations of gut bacteria. Source: California Institute of Technology. Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The researchers show that […]