Navigation Links
Bel Marra Health Reports on Recent Research Revealing a Link Between Intestinal Bacteria and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Date:11/20/2013

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) November 20, 2013

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a recent study revealing a surprising link between certain gut bacteria and rheumatoid arthritis.

As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/general-health-2/what-your-gut-has-to-do-with-the-development-of-arthritis/) the gut is where most bacteria can be found, and thus, the immune system is constantly busy trying to suppress the spread or growth of any harmful bacterial strains. Now, a link has been found between this immune activity in your gut and rheumatoid arthritis, a common autoimmune disorder. This lends more evidence to a growing body of research highlighting the vast importance of maintaining a healthy, strong community of "friendly" gut bacteria in your body, in order to maintain good health and fight off disease.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, in which the body treats its own cells and tissues as harmful pathogens and attacks them. This immune attack on the synovial fluid and cartilage around the joints leads to painful swelling, reduced joint mobility, and a reduction in joint cartilage. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis isn't caused by wear and tear -- it's caused by the dysfunction of your own immune system.

Scientists and researchers at the NYU School of Medicine have found a connection between a species of gut bacteria and rheumatoid arthritis. The connection lies in the Prevotella copri bacteria, which lives in the intestines. The presence of this bacterium usually indicates the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, and the bacteria grow exponentially once the autoimmune disorder sets in. The reason why the bacterium grows so much is still unknown, as is the exact way that this bacterium is connected to rheumatoid arthritis.

Although Dr. Littman stated "we cannot conclude that there is a casual link between the abundance of P. copri bacteria and the onset of rheumatoid arthritis," he and his team are certain that there is a link.

The P. copri bacteria found in the stool samples of healthy individuals are genetically distinct from similar bacteria found in stool samples of those with rheumatoid arthritis. Seventy five percent of stool samples from those with rheumatoid arthritis had P. copri present, while only 21.4 percent of stool samples from healthy patients contained these bacteria.

The team plans to continue their research outside of New York, using this new information about gut bacteria and arthritis to further their search in development a treatments for this and other autoimmune diseases.

(SOURCE: J. U. Scher, et al. Expansion of intestinal Prevotella copri correlates with enhanced susceptibility to arthritis. eLife, 2013; 2 (0): e01202 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.01202#sthash.b3jK5FW4.dpuf)

Bel Marra Health is the maker of “Stomach Rescue,” a high-quality nutritional supplement that helps shield stomach lining, eases gastric discomfort, and helps relieve bloating. All ingredients are backed with scientific evidence. Every product is tested for safety, quality, and purity at every stage of the manufacturing process. Furthermore, Bel Marra Health products are produced only in Health Canada approved facilities, going the extra mile to ensure that our health-conscious customers are getting top quality products. For more information on Bel Marra Health visit http://www.belmarrahealth.com or call 1-866-531-0466.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/rheumatoid-arthritis/Belmarrahealth/prweb11352269.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Mixed Weight Couples are More Likely to Have Unhappy Marriages
2. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Body Image Influences Psychosocial Activities and Quality of Life.
3. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Software Originally Used for Star Gazing Now Being Used to Analyze Breast Cancer Tissue
4. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Parents are Much More Likely to Experience Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety
5. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study: Female Obesity Could Be Due to Less Participation in Household Tasks
6. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Harvard Study: Abuse of Prescription Drugs and Alcohol on the Steady Upswing
7. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study Highlighting the Importance of Fruit Consumption in Children
8. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study Revealing Why Men Struggle to Figure Out Women
9. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study Revealing a Natural Remedy for Hypertension, Insomnia, and Aging
10. Bel Marra Health Reports on a New Study Revealing Health Benefits From Walking Barefoot
11. Bel Marra Health Reports on New Research That Links Strawberries to Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce ... program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers ... of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( ... take whatever measures required to build a strong and ... is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading ... and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market ... not only by the Company, but shareholders and market ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) ... would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share health ... and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the growing ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing of ... label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from accessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: