Allergen intake in pregnancy associated with less allergy and asthma in childhood

March 13, 2015 8:16 am

Maternal intake of peanut, cow’s milk and wheat flour during pregnancy has been associated with lower incidence of allergies in children. This is contrary to the previous advice to avoid allergenic foods in pregnancy.  Childhood asthma is less likely if milk is consumed and eczema is less likely if wheat is consumed. The study was compelling, and suggested that high allergy-risk pregnant mothers should be encouraged wherever possible to consume these foods throughout  their pregnancy

Bunyavanich, Supinda et al. Journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014: 133.5 1373-1382.

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