By transplanting fecal microbes from healthy and food-allergic infants to germ-free mice (who do not possess a microbiome), investigators found that the healthy infant microbiota was protective against the development of food allergies.
A study published in Nature Medicine makes a strong case that food allergy is caused by the absence of certain beneficial bacteria in the human gut.
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