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Gut microbiota, a reflection of our thyroid?

Our gut microbiota could reflect the state of our thyroid’s health, according to a Chinese study that brings to light the link between its composition and the risk of contracting thyroid nodules and cancer. A first step towards the development of potentially useful probiotics?   Thyroid d...
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Alcohol: your oral microbiota takes a hit!

Alcohol attacks the organism and is a source of cancer. An American team tried to understand the effect of alcohol on the oral flora and its consequences.   More than 700 microorganisms—bacteria, viruses, fungi—make up the oral microbiota. Impairment of this flora is a source of cardiac d...
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Oral microbiota: a barrier against cancer?

Smoking and poor oral hygiene are two major risk factors of mouth or throat cancer associated to a decrease in the diversity of the oral microbiota. What differences are there between the latter and the oral microbiota of a non-smoker and hygiene-conscious individual?   To answer this que...
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