Childhood Epidemics of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Linked To Immune Stimulation By Vaccines|
Posted by vaccinesme on Thursday, February, 12 2009 and filed under Articles
Key topics: Diabetes
This paper covers the epidemics of diabetes occurring due to immune stimulation (via vaccines) across different populations. A nice remark made at the end about obesity being seen in horses that have been vaccinated.
Classen, J.B. Evidence childhood epidemics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are opposite extremes of an immune spectrum disorder induced by immune stimulants. Role of race and associated cortisol activity as a major determining factor of the type of diabetes. Diab Met Syndr: Clin Res Rev (2008), doi:10.1016/j.dsx.2008.10.010
Some quotes from this paper (you can download it below), first the abstract:
Design: Prior publications have provided evidence that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are opposite extremes of an immune spectrum disorder. Method: The risk of type 1 diabetes was correlated with the risk of type 2 diabetes in different races. Results: Races with high risk of developing type 2 diabetes have an decreased risk of developing type 1 diabetes (correlation coefficients -0.5 or -0.85 depending on age, p < 0.05). Maori, American Indians, Asians, Australian Aboriginals and US Black children have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes but a low risk of type 1 diabetes compared to White children. Conclusion: Population data is consistent with type 1 and type 2 diabetes being opposite ends of an immune spectrum disorder.
There are simultaneous epidemics of type 1 and type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome in children and a single cause is likely. Evidence has been presented that that type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome are opposite extremes of an immune mediated disorder induced by a rise in iatrogenic immune stimulation [1,2]. The current data further supports previously published evidence that type 1 and type 2 diabetes are opposite ends of a immune spectrum disorder.
And also (and look at the remark in the last sentence):
The most productive way of stopping the simultaneous epidemics of type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes/metabolic syndrome is to prevent exposure to unnecessary immunological challenges. Previous papers have provided evidence that a single agent, BCG immunization, was associated with an increased risk of type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease) or type 2 diabetes depending on race . BCG vaccination of school age Europeans was associated with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes while immunization of school age Japanese children was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The discontinuation of BCG immunization in Japan was followed by a rapid decrease in type 2 diabetes. Similar declines in the incidence of type 1 diabetes in Denmark occurred following the discontinuation of the BCG vaccine . Such steps will likely be fruitful in pets as well. Recently an epidemic of obesity has been recorded in primarily grass fed horses , creatures that are heavily immunized and where the etiology of the epidemic cannot be confused by the presence of fast food, sodas, television and video games.