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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Caused by Alterations in Gut Bacteria?

I just read a great article called Joint Pain, from the Gut about the connection between two forms of arthritis and changes in our gut microbiota. I have posted on this in the past and the plot continues to thicken. The article highlights the recent finding that increased levels of a common gut microbe called [...]

By |2018-09-03T10:09:36-04:00January 14th, 2015|Diet and Digestive Health|1 Comment

New study suggests a specific type of gut microbe may cause rheumatoid arthritis

Could one lowly bacterium, Prevotella copri, train the immune system to produce the type of human immune cell (Th17) responsible for inflammation and bone damage in arthritis? According to a new study, also reported on in Wired, the answer could be yes. Based on some provocative early studies in mice, a team lead by Dan [...]