The Gut Microbiome and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding the Connection

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The Gut Microbiome and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Understanding the Connection

Research to date has established that the gut microbiome profoundly influences the host immune system1; furthermore, dysbiosis — an altered composition of the gut microbiome — has been observed in a range of disease states.2 This is not surprising, considering that approximately 90% of the cells associated with each human originate from commensal organisms, while only 10% are truly human in origin.3

But what is the exact nature of the relationship between the gut microbiome, immune system, and disease? Can gut microorganisms, coupled with other genetic and environmental factors, influence the onset and progression of certain pathologic conditions?

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