An article in the BBC reported that a team reporting in Science Translational Medicine, were analysing the billions of bugs that naturally call the human body home. What they found may be crucial to the future of which bacterias we expose our children to, for what reasons, and when. Researchers found that:
“Children lacking four types of bacteria – Faecalibacterium, Lachnospira, Veillonella, and Rothia (Flvr) – at three months were at high risk of developing asthma at the age of three, based on wheeze and skin allergy tests.
The same effect was not noticed in the microbiome of one-year-olds, suggesting that the first few months of life are crucial.
Further experiments showed that giving the bacterial cocktail to previously germ-free mice reduced inflammation in the airways of their pups.”
Researchers said that the longer-term vision is that children in early life could be supplemented with Flvr to prevent the ultimate development of asthma
Original article: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34392522