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The hygiene hypothesis is also sometimes referred to as the biome depletion theory, or the “old friends” theory, is a hypothesis that states that the cause of allergic disease may be immune intolerance resulting from inadequate exposure to parasites and microbes in childhood.
Children who grow up with dogs may have protection from Crohn's disease later in life

Children who grow up with dogs may have protection from Crohn's disease later in life

UMass Amherst Ph.D. candidate receives USDA-NIFA fellowship for food allergy research

UMass Amherst Ph.D. candidate receives USDA-NIFA fellowship for food allergy research

Exposure to beneficial microorganisms is not affected by targeted hygiene or cleaning

Exposure to beneficial microorganisms is not affected by targeted hygiene or cleaning

Cross-border asthma study investigates hygiene hypothesis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Cross-border asthma study investigates hygiene hypothesis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Drinking cow's milk during breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of food allergies in children

Drinking cow's milk during breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of food allergies in children

Drinking milk during breastfeeding can reduce food allergy in children

Drinking milk during breastfeeding can reduce food allergy in children

Hygiene hypothesis’ tested: Poorer water, sanitation associated with fewer COVID-19 deaths

Hygiene hypothesis’ tested: Poorer water, sanitation associated with fewer COVID-19 deaths

UC Riverside scientist to shed light on worm infections that escape detection by immune systems

UC Riverside scientist to shed light on worm infections that escape detection by immune systems

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

Presence of certain gut bacterium in mothers could protect babies from food allergies

FDA-approved OIT product marks major milestone in management of peanut allergies

FDA-approved OIT product marks major milestone in management of peanut allergies

Early exposure to farm animals may lead to robust immune system development

Early exposure to farm animals may lead to robust immune system development

Researchers discover healthy, stress-busting fat in soil-dwelling bacteria

Researchers discover healthy, stress-busting fat in soil-dwelling bacteria

Traumatized children tend to suffer from diseases suffer in adulthood

Traumatized children tend to suffer from diseases suffer in adulthood

Why hay fever persists, despite low pollen counts

Why hay fever persists, despite low pollen counts

Scientists identify generation of key immune response in mice on introducing solid food

Scientists identify generation of key immune response in mice on introducing solid food

Mechanism underlying impaired allergic inflammation in children may explain hygiene hypothesis

Mechanism underlying impaired allergic inflammation in children may explain hygiene hypothesis

Early gut bacterial colonization may reduce risk of developing eczema

Early gut bacterial colonization may reduce risk of developing eczema

The Impact of Air Pollution on Childhood Asthma

The Impact of Air Pollution on Childhood Asthma

Atlas Award-winning study calls for more support to fight allergy epidemic in Africa

Atlas Award-winning study calls for more support to fight allergy epidemic in Africa

Early childhood immune signature predicts risk of developing asthma later on

Early childhood immune signature predicts risk of developing asthma later on