testosterone and autoimmunity

New Link between Gut Microbes, Sex Hormones and Autoimmunity Protection

New Link between Gut Microbes, Sex Hormones and Autoimmunity Protection

A recent report by Janet Markle et al., in Science magazine, identifies a possible causative link between gut microbiota and sex hormone production that may drive protection from autoimmunity. The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract houses an extensive microbial ecosystem, represented by trillions of microorganisms located in our intestines. In fact, there are 10 times more […]

New Evidence That Testosterone Provides Protection against Arthritis

New Evidence That Testosterone Provides Protection against Arthritis

A recent study by Rebecca Keith and coworkers from the National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, US, published in Arthritis and Rheumatism, provides further experimental evidence that testosterone deficiency might play a role in the development of arthritis. It is well known that sex hormones are involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, […]