The threadworm infestations seen in Indigenous communities may have a beneficial effect in preventing type 2 diabetes, researchers from WA suggest. The health workers from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council found that members of their remote community who had S. stercoralis were less likely to have type 2 diabetes. Those with previous S. stercoralis infection were 61% less ...
Type 2 diabetes
Threadworm may protect against type 2 diabetes
25 Jan 2015