Early life microbial exposures and allergy risks: opportunities for prevention
Allergy, Gut microbiome
Year Published: 2020
Nat Rev Immunol
Harald Renz, Chrysanthi Skevaki
This review discussed the role that the gut microbiome plays in the development of food allergies.
Key Findings: Evidence suggests that the gut microbiome plays a key role in shaping early immune responses, and this can be affected by other factors such as obesity, antibiotics, and a westernized diet. Most of these factors impact the formation of gut bacteria that can either help to promote or prevent food allergies.