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THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS

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Title: THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lutz, Monique
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2013
Publication Date: 2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Hygiene Hypothesis
Helminth
Autoimmune
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theses   ( marcgt )
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Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract: Since the 1950s there has been an unprecedented rise in the prevalence of allergies and autoimmune diseases in developed countries. The 'hygiene hypothesis' is one of several explanations as to why this may be occurring. It hypothesizes that excessive sanitation and antibiotic use has drastically changed the microbial environment and our susceptibility to them. The hypothesis attributes the lack of immune system interactions with helminths and microbes to poor immune health and development. Research in this field has evolved from epidemiologic observations to the discovery of immune regulation mechanisms. Treatments that utilize parasitic worms and microbes have shown promising results in treating some autoimmune diseases, showing that the hypothesis may be valid. Further research into autoimmune and allergic disorders may provide future preventative treatments that include immune exposures to helminths and other organisms.
Statement of Responsibility: by Monique Lutz
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2013
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: McCord, Elzie

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2013 L9
System ID: NCFE004816:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004816/00001

Material Information

Title: THE HYGIENE HYPOTHESIS
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Lutz, Monique
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2013
Publication Date: 2013

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Hygiene Hypothesis
Helminth
Autoimmune
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Since the 1950s there has been an unprecedented rise in the prevalence of allergies and autoimmune diseases in developed countries. The 'hygiene hypothesis' is one of several explanations as to why this may be occurring. It hypothesizes that excessive sanitation and antibiotic use has drastically changed the microbial environment and our susceptibility to them. The hypothesis attributes the lack of immune system interactions with helminths and microbes to poor immune health and development. Research in this field has evolved from epidemiologic observations to the discovery of immune regulation mechanisms. Treatments that utilize parasitic worms and microbes have shown promising results in treating some autoimmune diseases, showing that the hypothesis may be valid. Further research into autoimmune and allergic disorders may provide future preventative treatments that include immune exposures to helminths and other organisms.
Statement of Responsibility: by Monique Lutz
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2013
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: McCord, Elzie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2013 L9
System ID: NCFE004816:00001


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