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Dr. D’Adamo on Secretor Status
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About 20% of the population lacks the so-called secretor gene (FUT2) and thus cannot manufacture free, unbound blood type antigens. These individuals are known as non-secretors. These subcategory of individuals is very interesting from a disease susceptibiity vantage. Non-secretors often have more consistent problems with low level infections, such as yeast (Candida) and Streptococcus. Because much of our internal microbial environment is determined by our blood type antigen (which is often used as a source of food by our intestinal bacteria) non-secretors often have an imbalance in their bacteria flora, a conditon known as dysbiosis. Non-secretors are also known to suffer from many forms of auto-imune disease, especially Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory disease of the intestines.