Intestinal Viruses May Affect Children’s Risk of Type 1

Certain intestinal viruses can affect a child’s chances of developing type 1 diabetes, according to researchers. Children with less diverse gut viral communities are more likely to generate self-destructive antibodies that can lead to type 1, while 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. Read on

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