The biodiversity hypothesis and allergic disease: world allergy organization position statement

  title={The biodiversity hypothesis and allergic disease: world allergy organization position statement},
  author={Tari Haahtela and Stephen T. Holgate and Ruby Pawankar and Cezmi A. Akdis and Suwat Benjaponpitak and L Caraballo and Jeffrey G. Demain and Jay M Portnoy and Leena C von Hertzen},
  booktitle={The World Allergy Organization journal},
Biodiversity loss and climate change secondary to human activities are now being associated with various adverse health effects. However, less attention is being paid to the effects of biodiversity loss on environmental and commensal (indigenous) microbiotas. Metagenomic and other studies of healthy and diseased individuals reveal that reduced biodiversity and alterations in the composition of the gut and skin microbiota are associated with various inflammatory conditions, including asthma… CONTINUE READING


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