AUSTRALIA: Diabetes link in common vegetable disease prompts vaccine hope
A common vegetable disease could explain why some people develop Type 1 diabetes, according to new research conducted by the International Diabetes Institute and Monash University The Australian researchers reported yesterday [Monday] that a chemical called bafilomycin is present in a common vegetable disease affecting carrots, beets, turnips and potatoes. It is the same chemical known to destroy the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas of mice.
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