The GI tract normally contains an enormous number of bacteria, most of which are beneficial when their populations are contained with the tract. For example E. coli

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assists in the breakdown of indigestible plant materials

alleviates symptoms of gas production

strengthens the protective mucous layer

converts food into vitamin C

 

asked Dec 13, 2012 in Health Sciences by MedicalTerm ~Expert~ (3,354 points)
    

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assists in the breakdown of indigestible plant materials

 

answered Dec 13, 2012 by MedicalTerm ~Expert~ (3,354 points)

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