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

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 professor in the department of infectious diseases and immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the department of medicine, College of Medicine, 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.

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Dr. Mohamadzadeh