Interesting new research published which links a certain bacteria to type 2 diabetes — well it does in rabbits anyway.
The bacteria which is called, Staphylococcus Aureus, is thought to trigger the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The symptoms are the old favourites: insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and systemic inflammation.
The reasoning behind the thinking is:
“Through obesity the composition of the bacteria found in the human gut alters (the microbiome of the intestines)”.
The thing is, the research isn’t conclusive; more research is needed.
That said, it does show that it may not only be lifestyle factors such as inactivity that are responsible for the rise of type 2 diabetes in the general population.
Whether this could lead to an effective treatment is uncertain given the high prevalence of Staphylococcus in the general environment.
Read the full article in Digital Journal.