Release Date: June 22, 2006
An article in The London Telegraph reports on research by Steven Gill, associate professor of oral biology, and others that shows that microbes provide an essential support system for the human body. "The GI tract has the most abundant, diverse population of bacteria in the human body," says Gill. "We are entirely dependent on this microbial population for our well-being. A shift within this population, often leading to the absence or presence of beneficial microbes, can trigger defects in metabolism and development of diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease." Go to article.