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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.
Chitin compound causes allergic inflammation

Chitin compound causes allergic inflammation

Study links Helicobacter pylori to asthma prevention

Study links Helicobacter pylori to asthma prevention

The role of gut worms in allergies

The role of gut worms in allergies

Using probiotics is a safe and effective way to prevent asthma in children

Using probiotics is a safe and effective way to prevent asthma in children

Europe-wide study into the role of genetics and the environment in the development asthma

Europe-wide study into the role of genetics and the environment in the development asthma

Europe wide study to examine causes of asthma

Europe wide study to examine causes of asthma

Cesarean births not linked to childhood asthma

Cesarean births not linked to childhood asthma

When it comes to keeping clean, old fashioned soap and water may be best

When it comes to keeping clean, old fashioned soap and water may be best

Parasite could help prevent asthma

Parasite could help prevent asthma

Lack of exposure to dirt and common viral infections among children could be behind the rise in the levels of asthma

Lack of exposure to dirt and common viral infections among children could be behind the rise in the levels of asthma

Birth order not a factor in multiple sclerosis risk

Birth order not a factor in multiple sclerosis risk

Key discovery about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Key discovery about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of childhood asthma hospitalization in premature infants

Cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of childhood asthma hospitalization in premature infants

Exposure to infant siblings decreases multiple sclerosis risk

Exposure to infant siblings decreases multiple sclerosis risk

Evidence suggests that changes in the bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract can intensify the immune system's reaction to common allergens

Evidence suggests that changes in the bacteria and fungi in the gastrointestinal tract can intensify the immune system's reaction to common allergens

Asthma study looks at genetic variation and influence response to microbial exposure

Asthma study looks at genetic variation and influence response to microbial exposure

Vaccine provides new hope to the millions of people who suffer from food allergies

Vaccine provides new hope to the millions of people who suffer from food allergies

German researchers are identifying lymphoma risks

German researchers are identifying lymphoma risks

High levels of endotoxin, a bacterial compound that collects in house dust, may lower likelihood of eczema in children

High levels of endotoxin, a bacterial compound that collects in house dust, may lower likelihood of eczema in children

Inhibiting the expression of acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) may be effective in controlling asthma

Inhibiting the expression of acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) may be effective in controlling asthma