Gut Bacteria Hold Potential for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mayo Study Finds

Gut bacteria, specifically Prevotella histicola, have anti-inflammatory benefits that could help treat autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and ankylosing spondylitis. Researchers examined the possibility using mice, and more studies are planned. Mayo Clinic rheumatology chair Eric Matteson, M.D., explains why this is a hot area of research.