You might want to listen to your dentist and be sure to schedule those regular cleanings no matter how much you dread them. New research reveals that F. nucleatum, a bacterium linked to dental plaque and gingivitis might also play a role in COLON CANCER.

This comes at no surprise to me. I’ve written about the oral health/cancer connection for years. See my article: Why You Should Address Your Oral Health First When Battling Cancer.

According to this news article, “a recent, so-far-unexplained rise in colon cancer rates among younger people has ramped up urgency in learning more about how the disease works—and how to prevent it.” Bottom line? What’s in your mouth may be linked to your cancer risk. Here’s the scoop.

Read more: Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Bacteria

vScientific American Reports: Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Bacteria

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