Using a mouse model, the researchers investigated the effects of a high-sugar and high-fat diet and compared it with a control group.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown for the first time that diet-associated molecules in the gut are associated with aggressive prostate cancer, suggesting dietary interventions may help reduce risk.
Chronic liver disease enables gut Enterococcus faecalis colonization to promote liver carcinogenesis
The study shows that Enterococcus faecalis is abundant in the microbiota of patients with hepatitis C virus-related chronic liver disease.
Data published in Science provide evidence that the intestinal microbiota can drive prostate cancer towards castration resistance by providing an alternative source of androgens.
During androgen-deprivation therapy, certain bacteria in the gut can synthesize androgens, thereby promoting tumor progression and therapy resistance.
Complex polymicrobial biofilm communities are abundant in nature particularly in the human oral cavity where their composition and fitness can affect health.
A mainstay of treatment for prostate cancer is to deprive it of androgens, the hormones that make it grow.
Cancer cachexia is characterized by a negative energy balance, muscle and adipose tissue wasting, insulin resistance, and systemic inflammation.
This article, written by Andreu Prados, discusses the discovery of a fungus that delays wound healing in mice and is enriched in the inflamed tissue of patients with Crohn’s disease.