Dietary changes may help ward off lupus, UF Health researchers find

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A change in diet may protect against gut-bacteria dysfunction that leads to lupus in mice, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

In this video, Laurence M. Morel, Ph.D., a professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine; and Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Ph.D., a department of medicine professor, explain how a diet low in the amino acid tryptophan has protective effects against lupus in preclinical models. The disease causes the immune system to attack normal, healthy tissue throughout the body.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9logCICJW0

Read the research findings in Science Translational Medicine: https://bit.ly/321CIBt

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Doug Bennett joined the UF Health staff in January 2015 as a science writer and editor. His topic areas include anatomy; biochemistry and molecular biology; molecular genetics and microbiology; pathology,...Read More