Fibromyalgia Linked to Gut Bacteria for the First Time

3. The Study – Part 2

Dr. Amir Minerbi, who is from the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), goes more into detail as he describes to make sure the alterations that they were seeing in the patients’ microbiomes the researchers used a variety of methods, even Artificial Intelligence. The point was to be on the safe side; the changes were not coming from other issues like the patient’s age, diet, physical activity, and medication because those factors have a reputation of having an effect on microbiomes. The researchers discovered that what contributes the most to the changes was the symptoms of the disease. When the bacteria changed in the system, the symptoms were precisely linked to the changes. According to Dr. Amir Minerbi, the symptoms worsen for patients worsen when the levels of the particular gut bacteria changed. The other factors, like medication, exercise, and diet, were not linked to any effect by the bacteria changes.

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