Does Strongyloides stercoralis infection protect against type 2 diabetes in humans? Evidence from Australian Aboriginal adults.

@article{Hays2015DoesSS,
  title={Does Strongyloides stercoralis infection protect against type 2 diabetes in humans? Evidence from Australian Aboriginal adults.},
  author={Russell Hays and Adrian Esterman and Paul R. Giacomin and Alex Loukas and Robyn Anne McDermott},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={
          355-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between infection with Strongyloides stercoralis and the likelihood of having type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS Cross-sectional survey of 259 Aboriginal adults living in a remote community in northern Australia during 2013. Prior infection with S. stercoralis was determined by ELISA testing on serum. Main outcomes were eosinophil count, T2DM diagnosis, HbA1c, BMI, fasting lipids, Hb, blood pressure. FINDINGS Ninety two participants (36%) had… CONTINUE READING
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