Gut health and asthma link

New study out.  Perhaps doctors need to look into probiotics and stress management for breast feeding new mommies.  But something tells me a new drug will be developed instead.

Babies who have acquired four key bacteria in their gut by the age of three months may be protected against asthma, a new study suggests…The study showed lower levels of four specific gut bacteria – Faecalibacterium, Lachnospira, Veillonella and Rothia – in three-month-olds who were later found to be at an increased risk for asthma. However, differences in levels of these bacteria were negligible by the time children reached one year, meaning the first three months were the critical time period for a baby’s developing immune system. “It shows there’s a short, maybe 100-day window for giving babies therapeutic interventions to protect against asthma,” said study lead co-author Professor Stuart Turvey, Pediatrics Professor at the University of British Columbia.”

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