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A majority of Caucasians (80%) are secretors. Although non-secretor status seems to be common among Chinese, Japanese, Polynesians, Australian aborigines and African-Americans.
Decreased antigens may affect bacterial attachment and persistence on mucosal epithelia. Consistent with this theory is the observation that non-secretors have an increased risk for urinary tract infections, candida and dental cavities. Furthermore, non-secretors have changes in their immune system function and have higher rates of autoimmune disorders. Non-secretor status is also associated with increased levels of clotting factors and heart disease. By determining secretor status, a predisposition to certain conditions can be assessed and preventative therapies can be introduced.
- Autoimmune diseases
- Coeliac disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Dental cavities
- Urinary tract infections
- Peptic ulcers
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