this bacteria is found in high quantities in the guts of people who are obese. The conclusion of the study could offer a why to influence this major illness, diabetes, knowing that according to the World Health Organisation. more than 1.5 million deaths are directly caused now yearly by diabetes. Type 2 diabetes comprises 90 per cent of all people with diabetes. Professor Schlievert’s past research has shown that superantigens – the toxins produced by all strains of staph bacteria – disrupt the immune system, also responsible for the deadly effects of various staph infections, such as toxic shock syndrome, sepsis and endocarditis. We are working on a vaccine against the superantigens, and we believe that this type of vaccine could prevent the development of type 2 diabetes., promised Schlievert’.