STAT+: New research underscores the link between multiple sclerosis and the gut microbiome

Researchers have uncovered more evidence that there is a link between a person’s gut microbiome, their immune system, and multiple sclerosis, per a paper published Friday in Science Immunology.

People with relapsing multiple sclerosis have elevated levels of immune cells in their brains that are typically associated with gut microbiota, the paper finds — suggesting those cells might be good future targets for new diagnostic techniques or treatments.

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