Why babies born during Covid-19 are less susceptible to allergies

Research has shown a strong link between gut microbiota and allergic diseases, which impacts microbial diversity and specific strains.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 05, 2024 | 11:15 AMUpdatedMar 05, 2024 | 11:15 AM

The study offers a new perspective on the impact of social isolation in early life on the gut microbiome. (Shutterstock)

Lockdowns enforced during the Covid-19 pandemic had a notable effect on the gut microbiome development in babies born during this time. A recent study found that those born during lockdowns also exhibited lower-than-expected rates of allergic conditions, including food allergies. The study found differences in microbiome development of infants born before and during the pandemic.

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