Oral microbiota reveals signs of acculturation in Mexican American women

  title={Oral microbiota reveals signs of acculturation in Mexican American women},
  author={Kristi L Hoffman and D S Hutchinson and Jerry Fowler and Daniel P Smith and Nadim J Ajami and Hua Zhao and Paul Scheet and Wai-ling. Chow and Joseph F Petrosino and Carrie R Daniel},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The oral microbiome has been linked to a number of chronic inflammatory conditions, including obesity, diabetes, periodontitis, and cancers of the stomach and liver. These conditions disproportionately affect Mexican American women, yet few studies have examined the oral microbiota in this at-risk group. We characterized the 16S rDNA oral microbiome in 369 non-smoking women enrolled in the MD Anderson Mano a Mano Mexican American Cohort Study. Lower bacterial diversity, a potential indicator of… CONTINUE READING
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