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Taking antibiotics aggravates cancer

Antibiotics deplete the gut microbiome and immunity, allowing skin cancer to thrive

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The gut microbiome — trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes — is an important guardian of good health, and as new research suggests, also impacts the fight against cancer.

In a series of experiments in a mouse model of melanoma, researchers found that taking broad-spectrum…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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