Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About -

Lectins are pro­teins found in an­i­mals and plants, par­tic­u­larly grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. They have many pro­tec­tive func­tions, from recog­nis­ing pathogens to help­ing reg­u­late pro­tein lev­els in the blood.

How­ever, lectins can con­fuse the im­mune sys­tem in some peo­ple, and drive it to cre­ate an­ti­bod­ies. Lectins can also mimic other pro­teins typ­i­cally present in blood. Al­most ev­ery­one

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.