Research links infants’ microbiome to development of immune system, allergic diseases and asthma - Your Houston News

February 22, 2015 1:52 AM

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HOUSTON – A number of studies related to the Wayne County Health Environment Allergy and Asthma Longitudinal Study in Detroit (WHEALS) were released Feb. 21 at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting.

Researchers can confirm our microbiome, or gut bacteria, is related to establishment of our immune system – especially in infants. Moreover, breastfeeding may influence THE number of types of bacterial and their diversity in the early-life gut microbiome.

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