Intestinal inflammation induced by oral bacteria

Posted by: | October 27, 2023 | Comments

An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests certain types of oral bacteria may cause or exacerbate bowel disorders. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes testing the impact of introducing bacteria found in the mouths of humans to mice models. Xuetao Cao with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences offers a Perspective piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue and suggests that the work might one day lead to the development of new kinds of treatments for common bowel disorders.

Bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are more than just a nuisance— they can cause serious degradation to quality of life, and in some cases, can even be deadly. For that reason, medical scientists search for answers surrounding their causes and ways to treat them. In this new effort, the researchers report finding a possible link between bacteria that normally live in the mouth and common bowel disorders.

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