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The possible health benefits of hookworms

When you think of hookworms, you generally think of squirmy little parasites that make you sick. Well, Australian researchers are now trialling the use of hookworms to prevent Type 2 Diabetes in people at risk. In a potential medical breakthrough, researchers are looking into the possible range of health benefits supplied by hookworms in terms of inflammation, metabolism boosts and more. Dr Paul Giacomin, researcher at James Cook University spoke to Nic about the study and what the researchers hope to see.

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