One of the top scientists from the United Kingdom claims that the most common type of the childhood cancer arises from a lack of the interaction with the germs. Professor Mel Greaves researched on the samples of evidence collected on the acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is a type of cancer which affects one in around two thousand children. Professor Mel Greaves is the researcher from The Institute of the Cancer Research in London.
Professor Mel Greaves reports the BBC, “has amassed 30 years of evidence to show the immune system can become cancerous if it does not ‘see’ enough bugs early in life.”
As per the biologists the childhood leukaemia, type I diabetes, other autoimmune diseases and other allergies can be prevented. To protect a child from developing these disorders, it is essential to prime his immune system in the initial years of his life.
Dr Alasdair Rankin urges, “Hygiene-conscious parents “not to be alarmed” by the study findings. While developing a strong immune system early in life may slightly further reduce risk, there is nothing that can be currently done to definitively prevent childhood leukaemia.” Currently, Dr Alasdair Rankin is the research director at the blood cancer charity Bloodwise.
What are the microbes?
When talked about the microbes, one can say that the microbes are those tiny living entities which harbour our body system in and out. In addition, they are ubiquitously present in the surrounding atmosphere. The primary microbes which shelter inside our body are the bacteria. In addition, our body is also home to the fungi, viruses, archaea and the other types of the microbes.
The gut microflora seems to be beneficial in preventing a large number of diseases which arises due to the inflammation. To list a few are psoriatic arthritis, diabetes and gut conditions like inflammatory bowel disease.
Professor Rob Knight concludes, “We’re finding ways that these tiny creatures transform our health in ways we never imagined until recently.” Professor Rob Knight hails from the University of California San Diego.