Could poo be the next big thing in RA?

Faecal transplants as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis may be closer than you think.

So says Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, who is visiting Darwin to speak at the scientific meeting of the Australian Rheumatology Association.

Prof Spector, who trained as a rheumatologist, says the microbes in our gut are key to the development of our immune systems and are clearly involved in autoimmune disease.

“It looks like you can predict if someone has rheumatoid arthritis just as well by taking a poo sample and looking at their