This is a very quick post to alert you to a recently published study reported in the journal Gut that found a significant association between strains of the pathogenic oral bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis and the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

This is highly relevant to my ongoing series on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth as well as the vital function performed by beneficial bacteria in suppressing the growth of these pathogens in both the mouth and intestines.

It underscores just how important gastric barrier function is in preventing these types of pathogens from reaching and colonizing your digestive tract. You can read about the study here.

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