Colorectal Tumors Exacerbated By Mouth Microbes

medical illustration of the colonColorectal cancer is one of the top killers – and researchers are discovering that good dental hygiene is a critical preventive, because it helps to control bacteria in the gums and mouth.

A study has revealed that fusobacteria, a mouth bacteria, may use the bloodstream to reach and worsen colorectal tumors through a special sugar-binding protein.

The findings will help in development of a medication to block the fusobacterium from reaching the colon tumors. Cancer treatment can also develop from this discovery.

Even better, floss and brush teeth regularly to keep mouth bacteria under control. Colon cancer prevention is your best option.

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