Mouse Study Suggests Diet and Gut Bacteria Work Together to Regulate Immune Responses
October 22, 2015
A team from Germany reports that short-chain fatty acids promote the development of immune cells that can regulate the attack on the brain and spinal cord in an MS-like disease in mice, but only in the presence of gut bacteria. These findings lend evidence to the potential importance of diet in MS and opens new possibilities for developing diet-based treatments to help manage MS.
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Read the publication in the journal Immunity (.pdf)
This team recently presented results on one type of diet at the large MS meeting, ECTRIMS. Read more under “Approaches to Diet”
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