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Early-life exposure to microbiota restricts colon cancer later in life.

The human gut contains trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, which play a crucial role in digesting food and regulating the immune system.  Multiple studies show certain bacteria and their metabolites are involved in triggering cancer, allowing it to develop, and/or making cancers treatment-resistant.  However, the complex effects of prenatal and postnatal microbial exposure on adult health and disease

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