Published in Blood Weekly, October 28th, 2004
According to a study from Brazil, "Associations between anti-Helicobacter pylori seropositivity (HP+) and interleukin 1B (IL-1B) C-31T polymorphism have been reported and little is known about the host factors involved in the development of atrophic gastritis (AG) among infected individuals.
"This study aimed to examine the IL-1B C-31T polymorphism among anti-HP antibody seropositive Japanese descendants with AG in Brazil and to investigate the interactions with lifestyle factors. Subjects were 455 seropositive from four cities in Brazil, aged 33-69...
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