Infants’ gut bacteria can help combat food allergy

Intestinal bacteria of infants can prevent food allergies, research has found. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II have come with the findings.

“What we see with this work is how, in the context of all of the different types of microorganisms inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract, one single organism can have such a profound effect on how the host is affected by dietary components,” said Dionysios Antonopoulos, Assistant Professor at Argonne.