The Past, Present, and Future of Human Microflora

It is estimated that 10 bacteria live on the human body for each of the body’s own cells; these bacteria usually do not cause disease as long as the host immune system remains intact. In fact, they likely serve a variety of functions in their human hosts, such as modulating our immune systems, protecting us from other pathogenic microorganisms, and aid in metabolizing food and medications.

 

 

 

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