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E.coli May Promote Bowel Cancer

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Scientists at Edinburgh University have found a "strong" suggestion the bacteria is able to hamper the body's fight against bowel cancer.

They now hope the findings from their pilot study will lead to more research into the causes of the disease.

"Our laboratory work does strongly suggest that the bacteria are able to influence colon cells in a way that might predispose them to cancer," said Dr. Oliver Maddocks, Edinburgh University
 
 

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