Friend or Foe; the probiotic power of helminths can prevent Crohn’s Disease 

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Friend or Foe; the probiotic power of helminths can prevent Crohn’s Disease 

New research suggests that a worm could positively affect the GI tract of Crohn’s disease.

A recent study on helminths and Crohns Disease, describes how Trichuris whipworms modulate the immune system creating a protective gut microbiota, promoting ‘friendly’ gut microbial species and hindering the propagation of damaging pro-inflammatory bacteria. This research supports the Hygiene Hypothesis on the rise of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders as well as opening up potential new routes for drug development.

A recent publication by Ramanan et al on helminths and Crohns Disease, describes howTrichuris whipworms modulate the immune system creating a protective gut microbiota, promoting ‘friendly’ gut microbial species and hindering the propagation of damaging pro-inflammatory bacteria. This research supports the Hygiene Hypothesis on the rise of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders as well as opening up potential new routes for drug development.

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