Sunday, February 19, 2012
H. Pylori Infection Associated With Increased Risk For Type 2 Diabetes.
Reuters (2/3, Grens) reports that according to a study published online Jan. 25 in the journal Diabetes Care, individuals who have infections caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), the same bacteria that causes ulcers, may face double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes over time, compared to people who are not infected with H. pylori. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after following some 800 people over the course of 10 years. At study start, none of the participants had type 2 diabetes.