A gut microbe that stops food allergies
J Thoendell stashed this in Food
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.
I'm starting to believe a lot of things -- both good and bad -- are caused by bacteria.
If we can understand the causes, we can develop solutions to bacteria-induced problems.