Gut microbes may play role in Graves’ disease diagnosis, thyroid autoimmunity

Gut microbes may play role in Graves’ disease diagnosis, thyroid autoimmunity

The abundance and diversity of intestinal microbiota are reduced in adults with Graves’ disease, and Lactobacillus may be one of the pivotal factors activating autoimmune response, according to data published in Thyroid.In an analysis of fecal samples collected from participants with untreated Graves’ disease as well as healthy volunteers, researchers also found that nine significant genera are “promising” as microbial markers to distinguish those with Graves’ disease from healthy controls.“The characteristics of the composition, abundance and diversity ofRead More

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