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Packing on a couple of extra pounds? Oh, those are just microbes

  • 10,000 number of kinds of microbes the average human body contains
  • six number of pounds those microbes add to your body’s weight source

» It’s not as bad as it sounds. The Human Microbiome Project, funded by the National Institute of Health, found that these bacteria can actually help us fight pathogens — those are the bad guys. This research on benign bacteria may help scientists treat, diagnose and prevent infectious diseases. You can stop washing your hands now. (edit for clarity)

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June 15, 2012 // 12:17 // 2 years ago
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