Lack of Gut Diversity Is Linked to Allergies


Lack of Gut Diversity Is Linked to Allergies
Too few bacteria in the gut can throw the immune system off balance and make it go haywire with hay fever.
Researchers in Copenhagen reviewed the medical records and stool samples of 411 infants. They found that those who didn’t have diverse colonies of gut bacteria were more likely to develop allergies.


Source: Reduced Diversity of the Intestinal Microbiota During Infancy Is Associated With Increased Risk of Allergic Disease at School Age
H Bisgaard, N Li, K Donnelykke. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011;128(3):646–652. Elizabeth J. Feuille, MD and Anna Nowak-WÄ™grzyn, MD

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