The dendritic cell: its role in intestinal inflammation & relationship with gut bacteria
Frequent readers of the Updates will not be surprised at this information. However, the idea that the gut controls inflammation (usually too much such as in autoimmune conditions) has never taken hold in clinician’s offices. The use of probiotics, very simple, cheap and safe, is still limited to recommendations to eat yogurt after antibiotic use. We need to understand the the balance of the bacteria in the gut can have a huge impact on our overall health, and take this in context with every decision to pull out the script pad and write for antibiotics.
Gut — Abstracts: Stagg et al. 52 (10): 1522