NPR: Helicobacter Pylori Stomach Bacteria Could Prevent Asthma

Listen to the NPR story here:

"Writing in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the scientists report that children between the ages of 3 and 13 are nearly 59 percent less likely to have asthma if they have the bacterium in their gut. The children were also 40 percent less likely to have hay fever and associated allergies such as eczema and rash."

Australians Barry J. Marshall and Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their discovery of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and its role in gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.

pH or Hp - Dicoverers of the Link Between Helicobacter pylori and PUD Awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine
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