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Gut Germs Appear to Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis 

Bacteria in the gut play a role in multiple sclerosis.

Two teams of scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that intestinal bacteria play a role in multiple sclerosis, an incurable disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the myelin coating on neurons, causing tremors, fatigue, cognitive problems, and more.

Gut germs that were unusually abundant in people with MS changed white blood cells in a way that made them more likely to attack the body’s own cells, including neurons, one study reported on Monday; the other experiment found that gut germs from people with MS made mice more likely to develop the disease than did gut germs from their identical but healthy twins.

Read full article: Gut Germs Appear to Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis – Scientific American

Read Full Article: Gut Germs Appear to Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis – Scientific American

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