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How many types of organisms are in your body?

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No one knows

It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone.
An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease.

In brief: No one knows

It is estimated that there are between 500-1000 different species in the human gut alone.
An interesting finding has been that obese people typically have less diversity in the gut microbiome compared with lean adults. In general, less microbial diversity in the gut is associated with more chronic disease.
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: 100 trillion

According to the human microbiome project there are 100 trillion bacteria in or on your body.

In brief: 100 trillion

According to the human microbiome project there are 100 trillion bacteria in or on your body.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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