Boosting Immune Tolerance to Inflamed Gut

Chronic intestinal inflammation or bowel obstruction resulting from host-microbial interactions or environmental factors can cause inflammatory bowel disease. Immune cells that act as a defence system protecting the gut, ensures that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don''t enter into the body. Immune cells balance the cells that trigger inflammation with cells that promote tolerance and protects the body without damaging sensitive tissues. When the balance is distorted, and when inflammation sets in, inflammatory bowel disease can result.

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