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A bacteria living in our body can be the solution for multiple sclerosis. Study has proved, that women infected with Helicobacter have lower chanegs of developing multiple sclerosis.
A new Australian medical study, conducted on 850 women, demonstrated that women who were infected with Helicobacter, had diminshed chances of developing multiple sclerosis, than the ones who didn’t have the bacteria in their system.Multiple sclerosis is a disease more common in women between the ages of 20 and 40.
The same rules didn’t apply to men, on the contrary. Men infected with the bacteria were more prone to developing MS. However, the chances for women to develop the disease are doubled than the men’s.
The H. pylori bacteria is living in the gut but it is usually inactive and doesn’t attack the body. If something triggers its, it can attack the stomach, leading to ulcer and sometimes stomach cancer. Helicobacter is a bacteria acquired during childhood and is strongly related to the level of hygiene, doctor Allan Kermode, the senior researcher and professor of neurology at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
Medical experts tend to believe the reason Helicobacter suppresses the risks of MS in women, is because of the fact, the bacteria decreases the inflammatory state of the immune system which means that the body’s immune senzitivity is reduced and so are the chances of developing disorders like multiple sclerosis, an auto immune affection.
Earlier studies have tried to find a link between the Helicobacter and MS, but researchers lacked serious amounts of information.
This specific study could indicate that Helicobacter is protecting the organism against MS and can also find evidence related to the part played by the hygiene theory in the body’s auto immune system, said head researcher, Professor Allan Kermode, from the University of western Australia Neuroscience Research Institute.
The hygiene theory implies that exposing the human body from its early years to infections it can strengthen the immune system which means that person will be less sensitive to allergies or auto immune conditions.
The small discovery could be a huge step for medicine, as it could help medical experts create a treatment that imitates the exact effect that Helicobacter has in preventing multiple sclerosis.
In the United States there are around 200 new cases of multiple sclerosis discovered every week. Findidn a cure could only give hopes to the people suffering from MS and their families.
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