The activity of the bacteria that are hiding in the mouth may cause the development of colon cancer. Conclusion about this was made by scientists of Virginia Polytechnic University (USA).
American researchers have found a link between mouth bacteria and malignant tumors of the intestine. According to bowel cancer could be a consequence of the activity of Fusobacterium nucleatum.
These microorganisms are known for their ability to influence the development of periodontitis, which is inflammation of the periodontium (connective tissue between the tooth root and alveolus), which leads to loosening and loss of teeth. In addition, scientists know that, penetrating into the blood, bacteria of this type can activate inflammatory processes in the brain, liver, heart.
Experts from the US state: the bacteria can lurk in your mouth, are frequently found in malignancies of the colon.
“Fusobacterium nucleatum well acclimatized in tumor cells. Subsequently, the affected cells off and become metastatic,” said the researchers.