“Their analysis of 319 children showed they were at higher risk of asthma if four types of bacteria were missing,” reports BBC news.
According to studies released by the University of British Columbia and the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, children who were exposed to four specific types of bacteria at the age of a few months had a much lower risk of developing asthma later.
“Faecalibacterium, Lachnospira, Veillonella, and Rothia (Flvr) – at three months were at high risk of developing asthma at the age of three, based on wheeze and skin allergy tests,” says BBC news.
According to reports, children who were exposed to these types of bacteria at the age of one were unaffected by there presence, suggesting that coming into contact with these four types of bacteria during early infancy is an important factor of prevention.
According to sources, doctors may discuss developing a therapeutic method of preventing asthma in infants by utilizing this information, but nothing is certain as of now.