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Newborn gut microbiome predicts later allergy and asthma, study finds

Microbial byproducts link particular early-life gut microbes to immune dysfunction

Date: September 12, 2016

Source: University of California - San Francisco

The microbes living in a baby's gut during its first month of life may directly impact the developing immune system, leading to a higher risk of allergies and asthma later in childhood, according to a new study. The findings highlight the importance of developing early interventions to improve microbial health in young infants.

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