Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses

///Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses

Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses

Viruses in the intestines may affect a person’s chance of developing Type I diabetes, new research suggests. Children whose gut viral communities are less diverse are more likely to generate self-destructive antibodies that can lead to Type 1 diabetes. Further, children who carried a specific virus belonging to the Circoviridae family were less likely to develop diabetes than those who carried members of a different group of viruses.

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