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  • RE: Grains and T1D - interesting stuff!

    So - this is not yet published, but I wanted to share anyway. My colleague recently returned from a conference on Type 1 diabetes and gave a brief summary of some interesting talks at work today.

    One of them involved a study on the effect of a high grain diet on mice with a predisposition to develop diabetes. The mice that were fed a high grain diet developed earlier/worse disease and had decreased numbers of regulatory T cells. Regulatory T cells are important for stopping inappropriate immune responses in the body. My colleague mentioned they also had data for a high casein data, but didn't have the details in hand. The problem is, I have no idea what was fed to the mice in the low cereal diet....so I can't say anything about how healthy it was.

    Also interesting....the type/number of gut flora impacted the severity of the grain effect.

    I thought is was great that this work is even taking place and that it was presented at a highly respected meeting. I will keep an eye out for the paper and post it when it rolls around.
    Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

    http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html
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