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Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria!!
by Laura Villanti on June 14th, 2012

In Good Health???  Then, thank your 100 trillion bacteria.

For years, bacteria have had a bad name. They are the cause of infections, of diseases. They are something to be scrubbed away, things to be avoided.

But now researchers have taken a detailed look at another set of bacteria that may play even bigger roles in health and disease: the 100 trillion good bacteria that live in or on the human body.

No one really knew much about them. They are essential for human life, needed to digest food, to synthesize certain vitamins, to form a barricade against disease-causing bacteria. But what do they look like in healthy people, and how much do they vary from person to person?
Click here for the full article...............


Posted in Bacteria    Tagged with Flora, Gut Bacteria


1 Comments

Barb - June 14th, 2012 at 2:49 PM
Also, here is the NPR article (and you can click and listen to the radio show):

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/13/154913334/finally-a-map-of-all-the-microbes-on-your-body?ps=sh_sthdl


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