Tests conducted by researchers from Korea and Australia might have found the reason why we develop allergies in the gut microbiome. It has been suggested that the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE) which causes allergic reactions could be linked with the type of diet infants eat.
In the experiment, they tested two groups of mice. One group was fed normal food while the second was placed on a special diet which does not trigger the immune system. They surmised that the introduction of normal food could be the cause of the development of allergic reactions.
(Image credit: Academy of Immunology and Microbiology, Institute for Basic Science, Pohang, Republic of Korea)