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Mouth Bugs May Double Pancreatic Cancer Risks, Brown University Study


9/19/2012 7:14:04 AM

People who had high levels of antibodies for an infectious oral bacterium turned out to have twice the risk for developing pancreatic cancer, report researchers. High antibody levels for harmless oral bacteria, meanwhile, predicted a reduced pancreatic cancer risk. The findings add support to the emerging idea that the seemingly distant medical conditions are related.

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