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GI Tract Bacteria May Protect Against Autoimmune Disease, University of Toronto Study  
1/18/2013 7:16:15 AM

Early life exposure to normal bacteria of the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against autoimmune disease in mice, according to research published on-line in the January 17 edition of Science. The study may also have uncovered reasons why females are at greater risk of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus compared to males.
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