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Gut Reactions

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3/3. In the name of science, Geoff Watts has his stool sample analysed to find out how many bacteria live inside his guts. Peter Boriello of the Health Protection Agency tells that there are, in fact, more bacteria inside the gut than people who have ever walked the planet. Some are good, some are bad and most are downright ugly. Trendy new probiotic supplements promise to boost our beneficial bacteria, but can a culture a day really keep the doctor away? Producer Michelle Martin

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Geoff Watts
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Peter Boriello
Producer:
Michelle Martin

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