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Submission + - Gut Bugs Could Explain Obesity-Cancer Link (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: Why does obesity raise the risk of developing cancer? A new study suggests that the wrong mix of gut bacteria could be to blame. Researchers report that obese mice carry altered communities of intestinal bugs, which produce DNA-damaging acid that leave the mice more susceptible to liver cancer. The findings hint that bacteria help drive cancer development and may eventually help scientists better predict and prevent the disease.
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Gut Bugs Could Explain Obesity-Cancer Link

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