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Our researchers are focusing on the "early life origins of disease" to determine what is causing the rise in food allergies and how to better prevent them. This includes looking at how the mother's gut health may have important effects on the immune development of her baby. A study is underway to examine whether supplementing the mother's diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding with a prebiotic fibre will have favourable effects on gut bacteria, immune health and allergy prevention.

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