Although part of normal human gut flora, species of Fusobacterium strongly associated with numerous diseases, including colorectal cancer (CRC), appendicitis, dental plaque/ periodontal disease, hepatic cirrhosis, and inflammatory bowel disease • Fusobacterium correlates positively with TNF-alpha, suggesting involvement of mucosal inflammation • Obese, older subjects with metabolic syndrome demonstrated increased Fusobacterium as compared to younger subjects.

Source: https://www.gdx.net/core/interpretive-guides/GI-Effects-IG.pdf

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