Alcoholics’ Mouth May Shelter Worse Bacteria than Non-Drinkers


Alcoholics’ mouth may shelter worse bacteria than non-drinkers, as drinking alcohol for once or one in a day can give people an overabundant amount of bad bacteria and allow a little of good bacteria in the body.

According to science, the human mouth shields nearly 700 hundred sorts of bacteria, including good as well as not much. the new research findings disclosed online on April 23 by the journal Microbiome says that the drinkers’ mouth contains higher number of bad bacteria and very less good ones as compared to the same of non-drinkers.

However, such excessive bad bacteria in the mouth lead to the bad breath and eventually several diseases such as gum disease, heart disease and few types of cancers, shows the new study conducted by researchers from the NYU School of Medicine.

In a statement, an epidemiologist, Jiyoung Ahn from the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health said, “Our study offers clear evidence that drinking is bad for maintaining a healthy balance of microbes in the mouth and could help explain why drinking, like smoking, leads to bacterial changes already tied to cancer and chronic disease.”

The heavy drinkers were studied during the research and they found an abundance of Streptococcus, Leptotrichia, Actinomyces, Neisseria and Cardiobacterium, all of which are recognized as more harmful. Ahn said during telephone interview, “My report provides another scientific rationale for avoiding excessive alcohol drinking.”

Ahn added in the statement that, “This is the first comprehensive study of alcohol intake on oral microbiome. Oral microbiome is the medical term for the colony of bacteria in our mouths.”