Bacteria linked to colon cancer in African Americans

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found significantly higher numbers of sulfide-producing bacteria — which may be linked to higher rates of colon cancer — in African Americans.

African Americans have a significantly higher incidence of colon cancer with 33.5 colon cancer cases per every 100,000 in 2013 compared with 26.8 per 100,000 whites.

Researchers worked on the study to determine the cause of the disparities among the groups.

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