Poop Transplants Could Be Used To Treat Peanut Allergies

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The gut microbiome has been known to influence many aspects of health, including the immune system. Working with this knowledge, researchers have championed faecal microbiota therapy (FMT) as a treatment for peanut allergies because allergies stem from an overreactive immune system. FMT introduces gut bacteria extracted from healthy people’s poo to those with illnesses; in this case, non-allergic people’s poo contains bacteria that may be key to training the immune system not to react in the presence of peanuts. Read full article here

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