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.