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A gut microbe that stops food allergies

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.

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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.

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