Gut Bacteria Offer New Hope for People with Celiac Disease
May 27, 2010
Probiotics and/or prebiotics may help alleviate the severity of celiac disease. According to a new research study, intestinal bacteria in celiac patients could influence inflammation to varying degrees.
This means that altering intestinal microbiota could improve the quality of life for celiac patients, and also patients with diseases such as type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders.
According to Eurekalert:
“To simulate the intestinal environment of celiac disease, cell cultures were exposed to Gram-negative bacteria isolated from celiac patients and bifidobacteria ... bifidobacteria up-regulated the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines.”