Childhood Asthma May Begin Before Birth
The risk for childhood wheeze is greatly reduced when babies collect the right bugs in their microbiome early in life, new research from two studies shows. The microbes established in a baby's first months of life from the mother are important. The type of community that develops in a baby's gut and skin affects not only asthma, but the whole immune system
@sunidhi In general, boys are more likely than girls to have asthma at a young age; however, boys often grow out of it but girls are less likely to. In the WHEALS cohort, a more mature bacterial community at 1 month and a more immature bacterial community at 6 months were associated with allergic asthma in both boys and girls.