Roundup, a fairly common herbicide, has been shown to cause changes in gut microbiomes in rats. This herbicide, which is now being introduced into the world by your home garden and even some GMOs, has also been linked to cancer in some studies. This recent study doesn’t help. The study examined the fecal matter of rats after they were exposed to three different concentrations of Roundup, finding that there was an increase in one bacteria and a decrease in another due to this exposure.
- Roundup, an herbicide, has been controversially linked to certain types of cancers.
- Fecal samples were examined to see the effects of Roundup at three different concentrations
- The researchers found that certain bacteria increased and others decreased, specifically Lactobacillus.
“A new study has revealed that Roundup exposure leads to major changes in the gut microbiome of rats, and it’s a finding that could have significant ramifications on human health.”