23 Nov 2016
Biofortis Newsletter 2016
The prevalence of allergy and asthma is increasing dramatically in developing countries. The lack of early-life exposure to microbes, such as in caesarian delivery or children raised in an excessively clean environment, is the main hypothesis to explain the rise in these conditions. Indeed, beneficial bacteria transmitted by the mother during vaginal birth and during breastfeeding have been associated with decreased risk of developing allergy.