What I read is: it's possible that microbiota alteration have a role in CD, but studies that focus on that link are missing, so we should investigate more. Your sentence seems to imply that you read in the article the exact opposites, that studies were made but didn't find any link. I know that's not what you stated, I just want to be clear on the presuppositions.

As you said: there is no evidence, but there might be if it was investigated. So a role of microbiota is possible and at least not fantastically improbable. That's why I used "might" five comments above.

Your sentence seems to imply that you read in the article the exact opposites, that studies were made but didn't find any link.

I said "no results (aka no evidence)" which implies no data pointing one way or another. If I had said "negative results" that would have implied that there is evidence disproving the hypothesis.

there might be if it was investigated. So a role of microbiota is possible and at least not fantastically improbable.

LOL. There is a HUGE space of hypotheses for which there is no evidence but which are "not ... (read more)

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