e.g. in the following sentences:
- This section presents recent developments in climate change as they relate to oceans.
- Two UN publications present the activities of the organization as they relate to the Articles of the Charter.
and in the following title of an article I found:
Effects of short- and long-course antibiotics on the lower intestinal microbiome as they relate to traveller's diarrhea
Could you please explain the meaning of the phrase "as they relate to"? As a non-native speaker I've come across it many times; I think it means something like "in terms of their relation to", but I'm unsure. Thanks in advance.