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The intestinal barrier: a key factor in the development of disease

There is increasing evidence on the link between the permeability of the intestinal barrier and autoimmune or metabolic diseases, although the exact mechanism involved is not yet known.

broken intestinal barrier

Maintenance of the intestinal barrier is essential because it separates micro-organisms from the microbiota and external agents from immune cells which, in case of contact, would trigger an inflammatory response.

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