Gut health may begin in the mouth
from Harvard Magazine
Chronic gastrointestinal problems may begin with what is in a patient’s mouth. In a study published in Science, an international team of researchers — including one from Harvard — reported on strains of oral bacteria that, when swallowed in the 1.5 liters of saliva that people ingest every day, can lodge in the gut and trigger inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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