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Tell me how much Lactobacillus you have in your saliva, and I’ll tell you how likely you are to gain weight!

Low levels of Lactobacillus in the oral microbiota may predict weight gain over time.   According to recent studies, the composition of the intestinal microbiota, particularly the amount of bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus, may play a role in weight management. Danish researchers set...
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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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Is the denture microbiota responsible for bad breath?

Is bad breath associated to a specific oral microbiota? Thanks to new analytical techniques that are now able to assess more accurately this potential relation, an Israeli study in elderly persons was able to provide us with some answers.   It is estimated that around one out of four peop...
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