UF Study Examining the Relationship Between Gut Bacteria and Breast Cancer

gutResearchers at the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida are conducting a study to examine whether bacteria that live in human gut (called “gut microbiome”) could influence the levels of female hormones that have been consistently linked to increased breast cancer risk in women. As the gut microbiome is subject to lifestyle changes, the results of this study could translate into novel breast cancer prevention strategies. The study is open to postmenopausal women who do not use hormones.

To learn more about the study, please contact study director Dr. Lusine Yaghjyan at 352-294-5940.