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Gut Bacteria Could Possibly Be A Risk Factor For Bowel Cancer

A team of researchers from the University of Bristol has recently found a specific group of gut bacteria to increase the risk of bowel cancer by almost 15%. The researchers used a new method to detect the gut bacteria. In the US this year, 44,000 new cases of rectal cancer and 100,000 new cases of colon cancer were detected. Bowel cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in both sexes. And only 4.2% of them have it detected in the early stages. The researchers have not yet been able to detect the actual causes of bowel cancer. Earlier studies showed obesity, high red meat consumption, fried foods, smoking, and less physical activity to be few of the risk factors for bowel cancer. The genetics was also found to play a major role in the origin of cancer.

The finding of gut bacteria as a risk factor is a new element in the list of risks of colorectal cancer. The researchers tallied their data with the Flemish Gut Flora Project, the German Food Chain Plus study, and the PopGen study. On various occasions, gut bacteria have shown some connection with bowel cancer. The Mendelian randomization was applied to understand the connection between randomly inherited genetic variations, like alterations in the gut bacteria, and risk factors. The variation in the genetic makeup and the gut microbiome is found to have connection with the origin of bowler cancer. The researchers found Bacteroidales to increase the risks of cancer by 2–15%. The bacteria’s role in rooting cancer is being researched.

Similarly, the doctors at the University of Nottingham have developed a new blood test to detect breast cancer using 9 commonly found biomarkers. The blood test is expected to hit the market by 2025. The blood test will help make early diagnosis without the need for any other invasive methods. As per the WHO data, almost 2.1 Million women are found to be affected with breast cancer and thus, this new method can help make diagnosis easier for the women owing to its low cost and no complexity.

Franklin Brown
Content Writer At Global News Journal

Having an experience in the field of Medical of more than two years, Franklin is the one who manages the Medical department. He has done his Bachelors in Microbiology, which is why he has a status at Global News Journal. Apart from the busy schedule at Global News Journal, Franklin likes to spend his time with his family and have a fun time with them.

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