Why Did Cases of T1D Go Up After World War II?

Did you know that type-1 diabetes reached its (current) pandemic levels only after World War II? Michael Greger M.D. FACLM, in the following video, discusses this statistic and presents a theory as to why our modern world has so many immune systems attacking beta cells.

It’s known that certain bacteria contain a protein that appears similar to that of the beta cells. When the immune system attacks such bacteria the beta cells (due to their similarities) also may get attacked.

Most importantly, one such bacteria that the immune system may confuse with a beta cell is mycobacterium paratuberculosis (MAP). As you can see in the following video, exposure to (MAP) in industrialized countries is fairly easy.

Check out the 5-minute video to review some of the evidence and learn how you can avoid the two major sources of mycobacterium paratuberculosis.