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- 4Azad, Meghan B.
- 4Field, Catherine J.
- 4Kozyrskyj, Anita L.
- 2Becker, Allan B.
- 2Bridgman, Sarah L.
- 2Konya, Theodore
Secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) plays a critical role in gut mucosal immune defense. Initially provided by breastmilk, IgA production by the infant gut is gradually stimulated by developing gut microbiota. This study reports associations between infant fecal IgA concentrations 4 months after...
Background Probiotic products that may modify the intestinal microbiota are becoming increasingly available and known to consumers due to their potential to prevent or treat many pediatric health conditions. As scientific knowledge of the health benefits of probiotics increases, it is important...
Probiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of wheeze and asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysisDownload
Objective To evaluate the association of probiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy with childhood asthma and wheeze. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Data sources Medline, Embase, and Central (Cochrane Library) databases from inception to...
Infant gut microbiota and the hygiene hypothesis of allergic disease: Impact of household pets and siblings on microbiota composition and diversityDownload
Background Multiple studies have demonstrated that early-life exposure to pets or siblings affords protection against allergic disease; these associations are commonly attributed to the “hygiene hypothesis”. Recently, low diversity of the infant gut microbiota has also been linked to allergic...