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  • Study links sulfide-producing bacteria and colon cancer in African-Americans

    Differences in the microbes that live in the lining of the colon of African-Americans and non-Hispanic whites  are linked to the risk of colon cancer in African-Americans.

    University of Illinois nutritional sciences professor Rex Gaskins, graduate student Patricia Wolf and their colleagues found differences in the microbes that live in the lining of the colon of African-Americans versus non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. These differences are linked to the risk of colon cancer in African-Americans.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Rex Gaskins, call 217-244-3165; email hgaskins@illinois.edu.
    The paper “Race-dependent association of sulfidogenic bacteria with colorectal cancer” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313321