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PCBs Increase Inflammation, Disrupt Gut Microbiome, and Alter Metabolism

PCBs Increase Inflammation, Disrupt Gut Microbiome, and Alter Metabolism

Researchers have discovered that exposure to certain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can increase inflammation in the intestines, alter normal gut microbiota, and disrupt metabolism. They suggest that some of the observed health impacts of PCBs may be initiated in the gut and that changes in the gut microbiota may offer a marker for pollutant exposures.

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