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Sunday, June 05, 2016

Immune System

Recomendado pela AMICOR Maria Inês Reinert Azambuja

Sunday Review The New York Times


Educate Your Immune System

Our bodies are confused by this 21st-century world.

IN the last half-century, the prevalence of autoimmune disease — disorders in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body — has increased sharply in the developed world. An estimated one in 13 Americans has one of these often debilitating, generally lifelong conditions. Many, like Type 1 diabetes andceliac disease, are linked with specific gene variants of the immune system, suggesting a strong genetic component. But their prevalence has increased much faster — in two or three generations — than it’s likely the human gene pool has changed.

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