Does Helicobacter pylori protect against asthma and allergy?

Blaser, Martin J.; Yu Chen; Reibman, Joan
May 2008
Gut;May2008, Vol. 57 Issue 5, p561
Academic Journal
The article examines the protective role of Helicobacter pylori against asthma and allergy. It explores the evidence which relates to increased manifestation of several disorders such as energy homeostasis and asthma in the absence of H. pylori. It also discusses the potential of gastric H. pylori colonisation in protecting people from other diseases as well as the factors causing its growth in the human stomach.


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