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Did you not read that paper?
– It IS a single study. The same lab that published the paper that you link also proposed the term ‘blood microbiome’ in “Involvement of tissue bacteria in the onset of diabetes in humans: evidence for a concept”. All evidence for a ‘blood microbiome’ comes from this same group.
– Their findings derive from DNA extraction from white blood cells (i.e., immune cells that engulf and digest, among other things, bacteria from many sites in the body). Identification of DNA from such cells doesn’t prove that there are living bacteria in the blood, nor that the DNA isolates derive from bacteria that were at any time living in the blood, and, given their presence in *white blood cells* would seem to imply that a ‘blood microbiome’, should one exist, is an abnormal state.
– They never directly suggest the presence of bacteria in blood, but rather ‘bacterial components’ (i.e., what was extracted from the aforementioned leukocytes).
– These findings have not been corroborated by other labs, as far as I’m aware.
– Finally, the never suggest that a blood microbiome is normal but implicate it in the development of diabetes.