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The Potential Health Benefits of Parasitic Gut Worms

20th November 2012

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One Response to “The Potential Health Benefits of Parasitic Gut Worms”

  1. Whitehawk Says:

    I have heard of other studies of IBD/IBS benefiting from a good case of intestinal parasites. I have long suspected we are too “clean”. The immune system needs something to occupy it or it will turn on you.

    The thing is you want to get the right specie (human round worms) or you may have a case of visceral larval migrans (a worm that wanders through your organs causing damage to all it invades) or neural larval migrans (when the worm makes it into you central nervous system). There are about 10000 cases of this in the US every year. Usually kids playing and eating in the sandbox.