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Researchers investigated genetic mutations in the blood cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that mutations to a gene that regulates the the 1 last update 2020/08/05 immune system may "", so that the body mounts an over-the-top immune response which causes inflammation and damages joints and tissues. Researchers investigated genetic mutations in the blood cells of people with rheumatoid arthritis. They believe that mutations to a gene that regulates the immune system may "", so that the body mounts an over-the-top immune response which causes inflammation and damages joints and tissues.
They also tested people''s disease. MAP is common in cattle in the US and can be found in contaminated dairy or meat products from infected cows.
Researchers found people with rheumatoid arthritis were more likely to have mutations in the gene in question than healthy people, and they were more likely to have traces of MAP DNA. When tested, immune cells showed a "" response to MAP infection. This didn''t mean MAP causes the disease. At this stage it''s still not clear what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but inherited genes and cigarette smoking are most strongly linked to the disease.
You may have your own personal reasons for not drinking milk or eating beef. But this study does not provide any evidence that avoiding them could prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
Where did the story come from?
The study was carried out by researchers from the University of Central Florida. It was funded by a Crohn''t established).
What kind of research was this?
This was genetic analysis of blood samples carried out in the laboratory. It builds on the background that two inflammatory diseases – Crohn''re both autoimmune diseases (where the immune system attacks the body’s own tissue), they both have genetic links, and are treated with similar drugs. Past study has linked MAP with Crohn''t mean MAP caused rheumatoid arthritis, or that people should worry about eating meat or dairy products.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex and largely unexplained disease in which the over-active immune system damages the body''t know whether the MAP DNA indicated that people had active MAP infection, or whether the traces were from a previous infection that had been cured. The research doesn''t know if that''t assume that beef and dairy products are contaminated or carry risk to the public.
Analysis by Bazian
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Links to the headlines
Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for Drinking milk or eating beef could cause rheumatoid ARTHRITIS, scientists warns
Mail Online, 1 February 2018
Links to the science
Arthritis Curehow to Arthritis Cure for Sharp RC, Beg SA, Naser SA.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. Published online January 26 2018