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HMO, Microbiome and Allergy Prevention - What's Their Link?

Ralf G.Heine


Allergic diseases in adults and children have become the most prevalent inflammatory disorders worldwide. Lifestyle changes over the past decades have resulted in a reduced exposure to a diverse microbial environment. Emerging evidence indicated that gut microbiome especially in the first 3 years of life plays critical role in preventing allergies. The lecture offers new insights on how human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and probiotics may potentially modulate the gut microbiome and prevent allergy.