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Male Bacteria Oppose Diabetes

Tuesday, 26 February 2013 by

This editorial piece has largely been provided by Olive Leavy – editor of Nature Reviews Immunology.[1] Although numerous gene polymorphisms associated with autoimmune disease risk have been identified, additional factors — including environmental factors and sexual dimorphism (with a higher incidence of autoimmunity in females) — are also thought to have important roles in driving

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A study published August 2010 in the Journal Pediatrics looked at a large cross-sectional study of Japanese teenagers and describes that a higher intake of fish, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is independently associated with a lower prevalence of depressive symptoms in boys but not in girls.[1]

Now whilst it is generally felt that the role of fatty acids is vital in terms of brain health and function there is a scarcity of substantive epidemiological evidence to support direct benefits in terms of inhibiting depression.

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