A new study from the University of Copenhagen has revealed that the risk of allergic disease could be reduced if infants were exposed to more bacteria.

The research found that in the children observed those who had reduced diversity of bacteria were more likely to suffer allergies than those with considerable diversity.

Professor Bisgaard who is a consultant at Gentofte Hospital, head of the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood, and professor of children’s diseases at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen believes that many conditions including diabetes and obesity could also be due to lack of bacteria cultures in very early life.

Therefore, as Bisgaard acknowledges bacteria may not be a threat to public health but a fundamental part of a healthy life.

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