Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital claim that intestinal micro flora disorders are the main cause of food allergies. Special bacteria will help to cope with the condition and bring the body’s internal environment to normal.
To confirm a link between intestinal micro flora disorders and food allergies, the researchers conducted a study that involved 56 allergic children and 98 non-allergic babies. The researchers monitored the children’s intestines for a month and found out that the sick children lacked a whole group of bacteria.
Based on these data, the researchers created a probiotic cocktail containing the missing elements. The medicine was tested on mice and proved to be effective. The team is currently preparing to test the cocktail in humans. People with peanut butter allergies are of particular interest to the researchers.
Under an optimistic scenario, an allergy medicine will become available for sale in the next five years.
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