“Highly effective” rheumatoid arthritis treatment possible after breakthrough

A “highly effective” treatment for rheumatoid arthritis could be made available in several years after scientists have uncovered a new cause for the condition.

Researchers have found for the first time that damage to the lining of the gut plays a key role in disease by making it leaky.

A leaky gut allows bacteria to cross the gut lining into the body, intensifying inflammation in the stomach and the joints.

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