Gut bugs may guard against diabetes
Australian endocrinologists have welcomed the findings of a US study
that supports the "hygiene hypothesis" that being too clean is not good
for the health.
Researchers at the University of Chicago have shown
that exposure to
parasites, bacteria and viruses may help guard against allergies,
asthma, and other disorders of the immune system.
In particular, tests on mice showed higher levels of
good bacteria in the intestine may lower the severity of type one