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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.
Study finds key influential factors linked with risk of allergies in babies

Study finds key influential factors linked with risk of allergies in babies

Early infection with H. pylori protects against allergy-induced asthma

Early infection with H. pylori protects against allergy-induced asthma

AJG publishes new review on Inflammatory Bowel Disease management

AJG publishes new review on Inflammatory Bowel Disease management

Exposure to infections in early childhood can protect child from eczema later in life: Study

Exposure to infections in early childhood can protect child from eczema later in life: Study

Research finds link between increased hygiene and higher rates of certain diseases in women

Research finds link between increased hygiene and higher rates of certain diseases in women

Exciting progress made in MS research during 2010

Exciting progress made in MS research during 2010

Mouse study shows flu virus infection may protect against asthma

Mouse study shows flu virus infection may protect against asthma

Overexposure to triclosan may negatively influence immune system: Study

Overexposure to triclosan may negatively influence immune system: Study

North American children may be 'too clean'

North American children may be 'too clean'

Place of birth, low SES and exposure to pests associated with asthma in U.S.-born children

Place of birth, low SES and exposure to pests associated with asthma in U.S.-born children

Survey shows alarming increase of peanut allergies in children

Survey shows alarming increase of peanut allergies in children

AARDA report examining current state of AD released at the National Autoimmune Diseases Summit

AARDA report examining current state of AD released at the National Autoimmune Diseases Summit

Prenatal exposure to microbes may help protect child from developing allergies later in life

Prenatal exposure to microbes may help protect child from developing allergies later in life

Bacteria help in preventing inflammation after skin injury

Bacteria help in preventing inflammation after skin injury

Preventing food allergies in children - a change of strategy?

Preventing food allergies in children - a change of strategy?

Latest research on diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases

Latest research on diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases

Food allergies are on the rise but effective treatment in the pipeline

Food allergies are on the rise but effective treatment in the pipeline

Exposure to bacteria might prevent type I diabetes

Exposure to bacteria might prevent type I diabetes

Use of cleaning products during pregnancy increases risk of asthma in offspring

Use of cleaning products during pregnancy increases risk of asthma in offspring

Link found between birth order and asthma symptoms

Link found between birth order and asthma symptoms