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Gut bugs avert asthma

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Bacteria in the intestines may prevent asthma Bacteria in the intestines may prevent asthma

The lower gut is home to more than 30,000 bacterial strains. The initial colonisation of an infant’s gut, especially over the first 24 to 36 months of life, can leave traces that last for years, decades and even a lifetime.1 For example, researchers recently reported that acquiring four types of bacteria in the gut by three months of age is associated with a reduced risk of developing asthma in later life.2

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