We now know how parasitic worms help ward off obesity and diabetes

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We person agelong known that parasitic worm infections are associated pinch little rates of respective conditions. Now, investigation successful mice reveals really nan worms elicit these protections

By Grace Wade

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Parasitic worms specified arsenic Schistosoma mansoni (pictured) whitethorn supply wellness benefits to their hosts by affecting nan usability of definite achromatic humor cells

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Parasitic worms modify immune cells successful mice successful a measurement that protects nan animals from processing obesity, type 2 glucosuria and bosom disease. Future therapies that mimic these effects successful humans could stave disconnected specified conditions.

It sounds strange, but researchers person known for decades that parasitic worm infections successful humans and different animals are associated pinch little rates of many diseases, including type 2 glucosuria and …

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