Gut bacteria: Each species may need its own kind

by drsjbecker on August 2, 2012


Last week, scientists reported on a 5-year study of all the bacteria that inhabit the human body – 100 trillion of them, weighing 2 to 6 pounds total (in a 200-pound person) – and of 10,000 different types, though not all of them will reside in any one particular person.

This week, an interesting article published in the journal Cell points to just how crucial the correct bacteria may be for developing a robust immune system.


LA Times (CA) – By Rosie Mestel – (Thursday June 21, 2012) –


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