Worms, worms, worms. If it isn’t whipworms it is intestinal worms – all trying to save the day for multiple sclerosis patients. Researchers have discovered auto-immune diseases are more common in people of western societies. Our desire and expectation for cleanliness may actually have caused our immune systems to become weak without the intestinal worms found in the stomachs of third world people. These worms are thought to keep the immune system “calmed down”. My question is, how do they know the third world people have fewer cases of auto-immune system diseases as they do not have the same access to the medical diagnosis, care and treatment?
To learn more about the peptides from the intestinal worms that may lead to a pill made to ”mimic” these worms, check-out http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2014/08/12/4065680.htm. Image from same site.