Early life microbial exposures and allergy risks: opportunities for prevention

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

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.