H. Pylori may prevent obesity and diabetes

Helicobacter pylori appears to be beneficial in controlling chronic inflammatory, allergic and autoimmune diseases.

Fasting glucose, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance were all improved in mice infected with H. pylori compared with uninfected mice.

Researchers say whether the infection is harmful or beneficial depends on the interaction between the genetic makeup of H. pylori and the host’s immune response.

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