Almost every day, there is a new story about how the microbiome is linked to disease. Here’s one of the latest from the NYT.
“Researchers have traced the cause of a baffling brain disorder to a surprising source: a particular type of bacteria living in the gut.
Scientists increasingly suspect that the body’s vast community of bacteria — the microbiome — may play a role in the development of a wide variety of diseases, from obesity to perhaps even autism.
The new study, published on Wednesday in Nature, is among the first to suggest convincingly that these bacteria may initiate disease in seemingly unrelated organs, and in completely unexpected ways.”
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