Coeliac patients and gut microbiota

 From the moment we’re born, every nook and cranny in our body is invaded by an army of invisible microbes intent on staying with us for the rest of our lives. Of all possible locations, the gastrointestinal tract is undoubtedly the most heavily populated organ, with an incredible 100 trillion bacteria from over 1,000 different species and collectively carrying 150 times as many genes as those in our genome. These “partners” we carry around with us can be either friend or foe, developing a fine balance which can be the difference between health and disease.

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