Long-term Betel Nut Chewing Found to Affect Gut Microbiota

Betel nut is often used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat diseases, various gastrointestinal disorders and jaundice. Modern pharmacology has also shown that betel nuts can be harmful and increase the risk of cancers, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.  A recent study conducted by scientists in Hainan, China focused on microbiota in …

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