Alterations to gut microbe environment may have role in type 1 diabetes risk

Alterations to gut microbe environment may have role in type 1 diabetes risk

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“It is tempting to speculate that the rising incidence of T1D and other autoimmune diseases observed in western countries may be associated with nutritional changes that have appeared during the last century,” said the authors. Changes to our gut microbiota could have a direct impact the production of antimicrobial peptides that play a role in the risk of developing type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions, say researchers.

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