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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.
Early exposure to pathogens may play pivotal role in immune system development

Early exposure to pathogens may play pivotal role in immune system development

Four types of gut bacteria can protect infants from asthma

Four types of gut bacteria can protect infants from asthma

Microbiota blocks the immune cells responsible for triggering allergies

Microbiota blocks the immune cells responsible for triggering allergies

New study finds link between father's age at birth and child's risk of blood cancer as an adult

New study finds link between father's age at birth and child's risk of blood cancer as an adult

Henry Ford researchers say that breastfeeding influences baby's immune system development

Henry Ford researchers say that breastfeeding influences baby's immune system development

Stomach ulcer bug H. pylori may reduce risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Stomach ulcer bug H. pylori may reduce risk of developing multiple sclerosis

Study suggests that common gut microbe may control risk of developing MS

Study suggests that common gut microbe may control risk of developing MS

Food allergies in inner-city children: an interview with Dr. Robert Wood

Food allergies in inner-city children: an interview with Dr. Robert Wood

Young inner-city children appear to suffer from food allergies

Young inner-city children appear to suffer from food allergies

Food allergies more common in young inner-city children

Food allergies more common in young inner-city children

Researchers examine impact of birth on development of immune system in newborn mice

Researchers examine impact of birth on development of immune system in newborn mice

Infants exposed to bacterial species in house dust are less likely to develop asthma

Infants exposed to bacterial species in house dust are less likely to develop asthma

Reduced exposure to microbes triggers chronic inflammation

Reduced exposure to microbes triggers chronic inflammation

Salmonella infections can reduce incidence of asthma, say researchers

Salmonella infections can reduce incidence of asthma, say researchers

Standards of hygiene may also contribute to development of auto-immune diseases in children

Standards of hygiene may also contribute to development of auto-immune diseases in children

TB vaccine may help prevent multiple sclerosis

TB vaccine may help prevent multiple sclerosis

Parasites could be potential key to treating autoimmune diseases

Parasites could be potential key to treating autoimmune diseases

High-income and better hygiene countries exhibit much higher rates of Alzheimer's

High-income and better hygiene countries exhibit much higher rates of Alzheimer's

Swedish researchers report simple habit to protect against allergy development in children

Swedish researchers report simple habit to protect against allergy development in children

Parents tend to share more bacteria with their dogs than their children

Parents tend to share more bacteria with their dogs than their children