Going Gluten-free Reduces Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice

May 8, 2014 4:11 PM

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Going Gluten-free Reduces Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice

New experiments on mice show, that mouse mothers can protect their pups from developing type 1 diabetes by eating a gluten-free diet. According to preliminary studies by researchers at the Univ. of Copenhagen, the findings may apply to humans.

More than 1 percent of the Danish population has type 1 diabetes, one of the highest incidence rates in the world. New experiments on mice now show a correlation between the health of the pups and their mothers eating a gluten-free diet. The researchers’ hope is that the disease may be prevented thr...

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