Recent research reveals new evidences on how alterations to the blend of bacteria in the gut of infants may provide a way to analyze and predict the future development of asthma or food allergy.
The finding is joined work of researchers at University of Manitoba and University of Alberta in Canada. The report has been published in famous medical journal called Clinical and Experimental Allergy.
The team noticed that young babies with less diverse stool bacteria at three months were more likely to display sensitivity to particular foods such as milk, peanut and egg by the age of about 12 months. It is certainly revolutionary findings as it can help predicting about future disease in a child.
There are two sorts of bacteria available that may affect food sensitization i.e. bacteroidaceae and Enterobacteriaceae. A team of researchers observed infants that simply developed meal sensitization had diverse levels of such bacteria compared with those young babies that did not have.
Researchers used findings of DNA analysis to categorize bacteria in the infants’ stool collected at three months and twelve months of age. Having done so, they may be capable of finding which bacteria available early in life may predict the development of certain food sensitization at one year – as calculated by the skin reaction analysis or test.
Researchers suggest that patterns of current gut bacteria in infancy could serve as biomarkers of potential or future disease. In simple words, by analyzing the bacteria in infants’ stool, it could be possible to predict about which type of food sensitization may develop in a child.
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