Certain strains of gut bacteria could heighten the risk of bowel cancer by up to 15%, study claims
A Bristol University paper studying how someone's gut bacteria could affect their health found that people with more of a certain type - named Bacteroidales - were more likely to get bowel cancer.
UK researchers looked at more than 120,000 individuals having a colonoscopy, the main test for colorectal cancer, in England between 2005 and 2013.
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(University of Leeds) A colonoscopy is the main test used to detect bowel cancer, but like most tests, it is not always 100% accurate and cancers can be missed.
In conclusion, two molecular subtypes have been consistently identified in our series of CD-SBCs, a microsatellite instability-immune and a mesenchymal subtype, the former likely associated with an indolent and the latter with a worse tumor behavior.
BOWEL cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second biggest cancer killer. Symptoms of the disease can be subtle and doesn ’t necessarily make a person feel ill. But having a certain colour stools could signal the deadly disease.
New research uses Mendelian randomization and genetic data to study potential causal relations between certain types of gut bacteria and bowel cancer.
People who have a certain type of bacteria in their guts may be at greater risk of developing bowel cancer. The findings will be presented by University of Bristol researcher, Dr Kaitlin Wade, at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference in Glasgow today [Monday 4 November].
Study shows people with more Bacteroidales bacteria may have up to 15% more risk of diseaseBacteria in the gut might influence the chance of developing bowel cancer, research suggests, in the latest study to link human health to the microbes within.The gutmicrobiome– the collection of fungi, bacteria and viruses within our gut – is a booming topic of research, with scientists suggesting certain microbial makeups could be linked to conditions ranging from anxiety to obesity.Continue reading...
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BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always obvious because they don ’t necessarily make you feel ill. But with the cancer being one of the most common cancers in the UK, it’s important to recognise the signs when they do appear. If your stools appear a certain shape, there’s a chance you could have the disease.