March 27, 2012

Gut Bacteria May Affect Allergic Reactions

University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania


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When poet Walt Whitman wrote that we "contain multitudes," he was speaking metaphorically, but he was correct in the literal sense. Every human being carries over 100 trillion individual bacterial cells within the intestine -- ten times more cells than comprise the body itself.

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TAGGED: Allergic Reaction, Gut Flora