Bacteria and our Bodies

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How gut bacteria affects you

Although you might like to think of yourself as your own person, you actually share your body with many millions of bacteria.

In fact, it’s estimated that the human gut contains 100 trillion bacteria, or 10 times as many bacteria as cells in the human body.

These bacteria, or gut flora, influence health in many ways, from helping to extract energy from food to building the body’s immune system, to read more