Recent news reveals about the confirmation and support given by the Australian endocrinologists to the study which is related to “hygiene hypothesis” and disorders caused by immune system like type one diabetes. The study says that too much cleanliness is bad for health as it kills some of the useful parasites, bacteria and viruses that prevents us from developing type 1 diabetes. This study was done by U.S researchers relating hygiene with auto immune disease.
In the study researchers of the University of Chicago have shown that parasites, bacteria and viruses exposure may help in guarding against allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system. Concluding that being too clean is not good for the health as it kills helpful bacteria, parasite and viruses.
These results, were published in the journal Nature, and may explain why rates of the disease are rising fast in Australia and in other Western nations where society is increasingly becoming focused on sterility and cleanliness.
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, director of endocrinology at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia, says that there was an important message about diet in the “exciting” new findings. “This suggests that exposing young children to a diet rich in prebiotics, like inulin, and probiotics, like yoghurt and kefir, may help protect them against auto-immune diabetes.”
Thus, home message of the study is that a healthy diet throughout life is critical to good health (and) the best diet for a newborn is natural mother’s milk, says Prof. Nikolai.