Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Gut Bacteria, Rutgers Study Finds

Exposure to certain gut bacteria – particularly in young adulthood – may trigger multiple sclerosis, according to researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

In a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers discovered that age, gut bacteria and the genes associated with multiple sclerosis seem to trigger the disease and have more of an adverse health impact at a younger age.

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, director of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Center for Multiple Sclerosis and co-author of the study, with Kouichi Ito and Sudhir Yadav, said continued research could lead to therapies that would …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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