Do We Need Worms to Promote Immune Health?

  title={Do We Need Worms to Promote Immune Health?},
  author={Joel V. Weinstock},
  journal={Clinical Reviews in Allergy \& Immunology},
  • J. Weinstock
  • Published 1 October 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Many immune-mediated diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, asthma, and food allergy appeared to have increased in frequency in developed countries in the latter part of the twentieth century. Reports from less developed countries suggest that the “epidemic” of immune-mediated diseases now is spreading into these regions as well. The “hygiene hypothesis” was developed to partly explain this phenomenon. It has been proposed that modern-day sanitary living… 

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