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Diabetes could be caused by bugs in stomach

27th September 2012

A new study has suggested that diabetes could be caused by harmful bugs in the gut.

Scientists from Copenhagen University have demonstrated that people with the metabolic disease have more bacteria in their intestines - a breakthrough which could lead to quicker and earlier diagnosis. Patients with type 2 diabetes are rising and he researchers say that they have been able to discover that people with this condition have a high level of pathogens in their intestines. The findings are published in the journal Nature.

 

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