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Gut Microbiome Affects Muscle Healing

Wishful

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https://newatlas.com/science/gut-key-recovery-muscle-injury/

“Our observations indicate that gut microbes drive the production of a class of regulatory T cells that are constantly exiting the gut and act as sentries that sense damage at distant sites in the body and then act as emissaries to repair that damage,”

I'm not sure how that might be involved in ME, but it certainly sounds like it could be involved, at least for some people.
 

cheeseater

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I'm sure that chronic malnutrition similarly effects the immune system. Untreated Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) as well as Crohn's disease and probably a few other GI problems basically cause malnutrition by blocking absorption of food nutrients.
 

kangaSue

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It's something that can be modulated by what you eat;
Your Regulatory T Cells Are What You Eat: How Diet and Gut Microbiota Affect Regulatory T Cell Development (2022)
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnut.2022.878382/full
[ Tregs either develop in the thymus from autoreactive thymocytes, or in the periphery, from naïve CD4+ T cells, in response to environmental antigens and cues. Accumulating evidence demonstrates that various dietary factors can directly regulate Treg development. These dietary factors can also indirectly modulate Treg differentiation by altering the gut microbiota composition and thus the production of bacterial metabolites. ]
 
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