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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:02 am 
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Researchers found that babies were more likely to harbor a certain kind of bacteria in their intestines if they were born in the hospital, and especially by cesarean section -- and those gut bugs were tied to a kid's chances of later getting allergies or asthma.


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Gut microbes are known to regulate and influence important aspects of immune functioning throughout body.

Penders and his colleagues proposed in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that a particular balance of gut microbes may predispose certain kids to asthma and allergies -- although their study can't prove that one causes the other.



http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/ ... FK20110930

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