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Neurons that control hunger in the central nervous system also regulate immune cell functions, implicating eating behavior as a defense against infections and autoimmune disease development.
The immune system's T cells, while coordinating responses to diseases and vaccines, act like honey bees sharing information about the best honey sources.
Over the previous several years, medical professionals have noted and documented marked increases in the prevalence of autoimmune diseases. An international team of scientists and researchers have come together in an attempt to identify the cause behind the increase in such diseases.
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, but the precise cause has not been clear.
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