Saturday, February 9, 2013

H. Pylori Stomach Pathogen May Have Benefits

"The role of H. pylori as a pathogen does not provide an explanation as to why it has colonized the stomach of humans thousands of years. 'Our new findings suggest that H. pylori may provide important metabolic traits required to ameliorate diabetes that humans have not evolved on their own,' Bassaganya-Riera [director of the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory and the Center for Modeling Immunity to Enteric Pathogens (MIEP) at Virginia Tech] said."

Villain Stomach Bug May Have a Sweet Side: 'Bad' Gut Bacteria May Help Control Diabetes - ScienceDaily