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Interview: Martin Blaser, Author Of 'Missing Microbes'

Damn crazy gut flora at it again. Not only antibiotics but also c-sections could be to blame for a host of issues:

Since World War II, we’ve seen big rises in a number of diseases: asthma, allergies, food allergies, wheat allergy, juvenile diabetes, obesity. … These are all diseases that have gone up dramatically in the last 50 or 70 years. One of the questions is: Why are they going up? Are they going up for 10 different reasons, or perhaps there is one reason that is fueling all of them.

• April 23, 2014, 12:08 pm |