What The Bacteria In Your Mouth Reveal About Your Cancer Risk

Anne Li                                                                                               April 9th, 2017


The types of bacteria in your mouth may be linked to your risk of certain cancers. By studying the links between bacteria and cancer, scientists one day hope to be able to tell a person what his or her cancer risk is based on the bacteria present in his or her body, said Jiyoung Ahn, an associate professor of epidemiology at the New York University School of Medicine. Perhaps more important, Ahn said, these bacteria and microbes, collectively called the microbiome, could give people information about what they can do to lower their risk. Ahn presented her research about these links here today (April 2) at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting. Research into the body’s microbiome is relatively new, Ahn said.

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