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Does a Supplement of Dietary Fiber (Prebiotics) Protect Against Development of Allergies?

In the last decades the prevalence of allergies has increased enormously. Several studies suggest that one of the contributing factors is the reduced intake of fibers in the Western diet. In mice as well as in humans, researchers have found associations between a low fiber intake and the severity of allergic symptoms. Oral supplementation of fibers, also known as prebiotics, could be a promising strategy to prevent or treat allergic diseases.

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