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Can a “Worm Pill” Treat Autoimmune Diseases?


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Maylin Rodriguez Paez RN

Are worms the key to treating autoimmune disease?

The idea may seem repulsive, but it’s catching on, since scientists have discovered that parasitic worms may help to balance an overactive immune system.

There are about 80-100 diseases of autoimmune origin. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 23.5 million Americans and occur when the immune system attacks its own tissues.1

Current treatments involve powerful immune-suppressing therapies that carry a multitude of side effects. Interestingly enough, a recent study found that certain species of worms may hold the key to developing future therapies.

Peptide Suppresses the Immune System

Australian scientists identified …read more


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