Changes in Gut Bacteria May Trigger Diseases Like Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on June 12th, 2012 by

Researchers including one of an Indian origin have found that the billions of bugs in our guts regulate the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis…"A lot of people suspected that gut flora played a role in rheumatoid arthritis, but no one had been able to prove it because they couldn't say which came first - the bacteria or the genes," says senior author Veena Taneja, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic immunologist.

 

Toronto Telegraph

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