Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies

(Uppsala University) The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might in fact increase the risk of developing hay fever and eczema, while not having any clear effect on the risk of asthma. The results have been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence to support short-term or prolonged feeding with a hydrolysed formula compared with exclusive breast feeding for prevention of allergic disease. Very low-quality evidence indicates that short-term use of an EHF compared with a CMF may prevent infant CMA. Further trials are recommended before implementation of this practice.We found no evidence to support prolonged feeding with a hydrolysed formula compared with a CMF for prevention of allergic disease in infants unable to be exclusively breast fed. PMID: 30338526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionIf the evidence for the causal role of air pollutants in the onset of allergies is inconclusive, one must assume that it is probably not possible to achieve primary prevention of allergies by improving air quality. However, there is sufficient evidence to show that air pollutants can trigger exacerbations of allergic diseases. This alone justifies ensuring that the existing threshold values for air pollutants are adhered to, in order to protect particularly allergy sufferers from health impairments.
Source: Allergo Journal International - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Aberle N, Kljaić Bukvić B, Blekić M, Vučković M, Bardak D, Gudelj A, Čančarević G, Franić M Abstract A cross-sectional study was carried out in Brod-Posavina County, Croatia, to assess the prevalence of allergic diseases and atopy, as well as to investigate the possible etiologic factors for asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in childhood. The study included 1687 schoolchildren aged 10-11 years. Data were collected using standardized International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase II written questionnaire. Skin prick tests were performed to provide an objective measure of ...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The use of paracetamol in the last 12 months was associated with a significant dose-dependent increase in the risk of rhinitis and skin allergy symptoms, as demonstrated by the odds ratio. Therefore, frequent paracetamol use may be a risk factor for symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and skin allergy in the Polish population. PMID: 30260196 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research
We present a cross-sectional analysis of enrollment data from a population-based cohort study of adults aged ≥35 years in urban and rural Uganda. Sociodemographic and both lifetime and 12-month respiratory symptoms data were collected and spirometry was conducted following standard guidelines.ResultsIn 1,308 adults (median age 43.8 years and 52.3% female), we found an age-adjusted prevalence of 6.8% for asthma (9.8% urban, 4.3% rural; P
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The reported overall rates of atopic disease in countries of the Arabian Peninsula are comparable with those reported in other industrialized countries. This is probably related to the good economic status in the region which is reflected in the living standards and lifestyle. Further, genetic factors, such as factors related to gene polymorphism, and the high rate of consanguinity in the region may contribute to the higher prevalence of atopic diseases.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsMeasurement and control of disease risk factors should be carefully considered in observational studies of the safety of the immunization schedule.
Source: Academic Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusions: The reported overall rates of atopic disease in countries of the Arabian Peninsula are comparable with those reported in other industrialized countries. This is probably related to the good economic status in the region which is reflected in the living standards and lifestyle. Further, genetic factors, such as factors related to gene polymorphism, and the high rate of consanguinity in the region may contribute to the higher prevalence of atopic diseases.
Source: Medical Principles and Practice - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Noor H.A. Suaini, Jennifer J. Koplin, Rachel L. Peters, Mari Sasaki, Justine A. Ellis, David J. Martino, Adrian J. Lowe, Mimi L.K. Tang, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Lyle C. Gurrin, Shyamali C. Dharmage, Katrina J. Allen, HealthNuts study groupAbstractBackgroundWe previously reported that infants with Asian-born parents are three times more likely to have IgE-mediated food allergy than those with Australian-born parents. It is unknown whether this translates to increased risk of other allergic diseases la...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: In order to promote self-management skills, a web-based service should focus on allergy symptoms, treatment options and day-to-day help. PMID: 30105503 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
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