21 January 2020

Babies with the right gut flora have a lower risk of allergies

Favourable gut flora in very young infants reduces their chances of developing allergies. Good gut bacteria that leave anti-inflammatory metabolites in the intestinal tract are much more prolific in non-allergic children. This was the finding of a long-term study by Maastricht researchers on the gut flora in 400 infants, conducted in cooperation with the Charité university hospital in Berlin. The findings were published last weekend by the scientific journal Gastroenterology.