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Food Allergy and Gut Bacteria

Updated: Aug 15, 2019

By Catharine Paddock PhD

Research suggests that food allergies, such as an allergy to peanuts, may be due to a lack of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

New research reinforces the idea that the absence of certain bacteria in the gut can cause food allergy, a condition that affects millions of people. The study also suggests that replenishing key gut bacteria could offer a way to treat food allergy.