A gut microbe that stops food allergies | Science/AAAS | News

A gut microbe that stops food allergies | Science/AAAS | News:

A class of bacteria commonly found in the guts of people—and rodents—appears to keep mice safe from food allergies, a study suggests. The same bacteria are among those reduced by antibiotic use in early childhood. The research fits neatly into an emerging paradigm that helps explain a recent alarming increase in food allergies and other conditions, such as obesity and autoimmune disease, and hints at strategies to reverse the trend.

More proof that taking too much antibiotics from a young age might actually be harmful to you in the long run.

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