Infants' Gut Bacteria Linked to Food Sensitization
[Source: Medical News Today]
A recent study reveals new clues on how changes to the mix of bacteria in the gut of young babies may offer a way to predict the future development of food allergy or asthma.
Researchers suggest patterns of gut bacteria in young babies may serve as biomarkers of future disease.
The finding is the work of researchers from the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba in Canada and is published in the journal Clinical & Experimental Allergy.
The team found that infants with less diverse gut bacteria at 3 months were more likely to show sensitivity to certain foods like egg, milk and peanut by the age of 12 months.
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