A human’s digestive tract teems with trillions of bacteria. There are more bacteria in your intestines than cells in your body. But not all of the bacteria in your body are good for you. Research suggests that having too many of the bad and not enough of the good bacteria — caused, in part, by an unhealthy diet — can wreak havoc on your body’s systems. Probiotics are good bacteria that could help promote a healthy gut and a strong immune system.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, will help explain probiotics and how they work. Also on the program, Dr. Erin DeMartino, an ethics researcher at Mayo Clinic, will discuss how advance directive laws differ from state to state. And Dr. Judy Boughey, a surgeon and vice chair of research at Mayo Clinic, will share the findings of a study on the risk of lymphedema in breast cancer patients.
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