Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Health:  Ewww ... 100 Trillion Bacteria

"The gut is not jam-packed with food; it is jam-packed with microbes," Dr. Proctor said. "Half of your stool is not leftover food. It is microbial biomass." But bacteria multiply so quickly that they replenish their numbers as fast as they are excreted.

For more, see In Good Health? Thank Your 100 Trillion Bacteria by Gina Kolata, June 13, 2012 at NYTimes.com.

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