The microbes living in your food can affect your risk of cancer. While some help your body fight cancer, others help tumors evolve and grow. Gut microbes can influence your cancer risk by changing how your cells behave.
Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose may have zero calories, but your body isn't fooled. When hit with a "sweet" taste, your body expects calories and when this doesn't happen, it causes biochemical distortions that can result in weight gain and other health problems.
Researchers in Tokyo studied the gut microbiome of centenarians living in Japan and discovered was centenarians may have unique gut microbiome.