Natural immunity. Biodiversity loss and inflammatory diseases are two global megatrends that might be related

EMBO Rep. 2011 Oct 28;12(11):1089-93. doi: 10.1038/embor.2011.195.


The global decline in biodiversity and the rise of inflammatory diseases might be linked. If the former is causing the latter, it presents a serious challenge for public health.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biodiversity*
  • Epigenesis, Genetic
  • Extinction, Biological
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Immune Tolerance / immunology
  • Immunity, Innate / immunology*
  • Inflammation / immunology*
  • Models, Biological
  • Public Health