Bacteria – Is There Anything They Can’t Do? June 3, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
Science is just starting to appreciate the importance of bacteria on health, and improving that understanding is starting to overturn long-standing medical paradigms. Today we hear that bacteria may be responsible for Type 2 diabetes:
Scientists at the University of Iowa found that prolonged exposure to a toxin produced by the S.aureus bacteria causes rabbits to develop insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and systemic inflammation.
Professor Patrick Schlievert, who led the study, said: ‘We basically reproduced type 2 diabetes in rabbits simply through chronic exposure to the staph superantigen.
Apparently these bacteria colonize the skin of people who are overweight, the bacteria excrete these toxins as waste products, and your system goes haywire.
Think I’ll go pop another acidopholus pill.