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Diet-Intestinal Microbiota Axis in Osteoarthritis: A Possible Role.

Review article
Li Y, et al. Mediators Inflamm. 2016.

Abstract

Intestinal microbiota is highly involved in host physiology and pathology through activity of the microbiome and its metabolic products. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common form of arthritis characterized by articular cartilage destruction and osteophyte formation. Although various person-level risk factors, such as age, sex, and obesity, have been proposed for the pathogenesis of OA, the underlying links between these person-level factors and OA are still enigmatic. Based on the current understanding in the crosstalk between intestinal microbiota and these risk factors, intestinal microbiota could be considered as a major hidden risk factor that provides a unifying mechanism to explain the involvement of these person-level risk factors in OA.

PMID

27610004 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

PMCID

PMC5005536

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