Presence of specific gut bacteria can mark colon cancer risk. A new study shows that certain bacteria in a gut biome might be an indicator of colon cancer. Researchers are discovering a correlation between the increased presence of gut biome and colon cancer.
The latest study is published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.
The researchers tracked 40 patients who had undergone routine colonoscopies and had biopsies taken near the polyps and compared them with those of patients who were polyp-free. The research team wanted to identify bacteria present at relatively higher levels. All the patients were between the ages 50 and 75, and 60% were women.
According to Claire Sexton, DPhil, the Alzheimer’s Association’s director of scientific programs and outreach, in an interview with MNT, more research is required to compare eye conditions and dementia risk.
The study concludes that if you are experiencing vision loss, you must consult an eye doctor to explore presence of sight correction. It also notes that age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetes-related eye disease are associated with an increased risk of dementia.
“People that do have these risk factors need to be monitored,” said Dr. Rosen vice chair and director of ophthalmology research. He added, there are new approaches that may be able to control the progression of dementia and perhaps eventually prevent the disease.”
More study is also needed discover whether correcting vision loss can reduce the risk of cognitive decline.