Oral Bacteria May Provide Link To Pancreatic Cancer Risk

 A small study published in the

journal ‘Gut’ has indicated that

certain types of mouth bacteria

some of which are linked to gum

disease are associated with the




development of pancreatic cancer. This interesting finding helps move us further

forward in finding clues to stop the progress of one of the cancers that is the most

difficult to treat, by altering the balance of bacteria.  It is however unclear whether

the bacteria are a cause or effect of pancreatic cancer


Source: Farrell J J et al, Variations of oral microbiota are associated with pancreatic

diseases including pancreatic cancer. Gut 2011, Epub first Oct 12 


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