Blood microbiome theory: debunked.

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
The Reading Frame
Published in
3 min readMay 22, 2024

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Recent research has debunked the idea of a blood microbiome, showing that while bacteria may occasionally enter the bloodstream, they do not form a stable, interacting community in healthy individuals.

Photo by Pawel Czerwinski on Unsplash

There’s really no such thing as a blood microbiome, it turns out.

For a long time, doctors and scientists believed that human blood was completely free of bacteria, a belief that…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D
The Reading Frame

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