Microbial Exposure During Early Life Has Persistent Effects on Natural Killer T Cell Function

“Exposure to microbes during early childhood is associated with protection from immune-mediated diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and asthma.”

http://m.sciencemag.org/content/early/2012/03/21/science.1219328.abstract?sid=107af8f7-d31a-4928-bac7-53bdb81804d2

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