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2021 Feb 24




Relationship between the Gut Microbiome and Osteoarthritis Pain: Review of the Literature.


Sánchez Romero EA, Meléndez Oliva E, Alonso Pérez J L, Martín Pérez S, Turroni S, Marchese L, Villafañe J H
Nutrients. 2021 Feb 24; 13(3).
PMID: 33668236.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of chronic pain in Europe (34%), representing a great economic and social cost to society. There are studies that suggest an intestine-brain-articulation axis and hint at the existence of low-grade intestinal inflammation in OA, which would be related to an alteration of the microbiota and to the impairment of the epithelial barrier, with leakage of the microbial components.