DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts

Country
Jordan (JO)
Score
1.65
Source
The Guardian
Time
2018-02-15 (UTC)
ID
10832328

Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too risky, say researchers Concerns have been raised about the growing trend for DIY faecal transplants, with experts fearing such attempts could put individuals at an increased risk of HIV and hepatitis as well as conditions ranging from Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis to obesity and sleep disorders. The transfer of faeces from one human to another has gained attention as a growing number of studies have suggested links between microbes in the gut and a host of health problems , from autoimmune diseases to anxiety. Continue reading...