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Title: Does the level of bacterial exposure in early life impact the risk of Type 1 diabetes?
Authors: Abela, Alexia-Giovanna
Fava, Stephen
Keywords: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Bacterial diseases
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Abela, A. G., & Fava, S. (2013). Does the level of bacterial exposure in early life impact the risk of Type 1 diabetes?. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology, 9(8), 695-697.
Abstract: The incidence of Type 1 diabetes is increasing world-wide. The reasons for this remain unknown. One of the hypotheses is that decreased exposure to microbial infections in early life might predispose to Type 1 diabetes through its effects on the immune system. The intestinal epithelium is exposed to a large number of diverse microorganisms and to a variety of food antigens. An alteration in the gut microbiota during critical stages in the development of the immune system may therefore have profound and long-lasting immunomodulatory effects.
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