endocrinology
Type 2 diabetes

Threadworm may protect against type 2 diabetes

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 ...

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