Are gut bacteria related to health problems?

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Are gut bacteria related to health problems?
« on: 06/01/2010 10:30:02 »
Gaurav asked the Naked Scientists:
   
What do we know of the role that gut bacteria play in our health and are they linked to any health problems?

What do you think?
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Are gut bacteria related to health problems?
« Reply #1 on: 28/01/2010 10:21:11 »
gut bacteria are mostly beneficial to us. but there are those that are harmful (e.g cholera bacteria).

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Bacteria in the gut fulfills a host of useful functions for humans, including digestion of unutilized energy substrates; stimulating cell growth; repressing the growth of harmful microorganisms; training the immune system to respond only to pathogens; and defending against some diseases

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut_flora

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Are gut bacteria related to health problems?
« Reply #2 on: 31/01/2010 05:40:47 »
Bacteria are toxic in nature and deals with various health problem. It effect in multi-function system and also cause the skin cancer seen as tumor.
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