Why asthma rates increase? Environmental toxins, clean lifestyle and changes in gut bacteria created big increase in autoimmune disease in past 50 years.
Top expert in asthma and Precision Medicine explains why asthma rates increased so much (“hygiene hypothesis”).
Rate of asthma increased 50 fold over last 50 years. Genetic risk of asthma in Hispanics is higher. Environmental pollution is one cause of asthma risk increase. Hygiene hypothesis also explains why asthma rates increase as lifestyle becomes more clean. Immune system attacks own body as number of dirt and microbes decreases. Diet becomes worse, more artificial colorings and processed food ingredients today. Video interview with top expert in medical genetics and asthma.