Could a gut parasite hold the cure for asthma?

J. S.
June 2008
Foods Matter (USA);Jun2008, p14
The article reports on the study conducted by professor John Britton and colleagues which examines the relationship of asthma, allergy and eczema in children in Ethiopia. It is expressed that the study will contribute to the development of new therapeutic approaches in the treatment of these diseases. It highlights the significance of the study on parasite eradication programmes in Africa.


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