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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.
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Source: Archives of Medical Research - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Asthma and Allergy Source Type: research
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric Respiratory Infection and Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Allergy - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Original Article: Epidemiology and Genetics Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news
Conclusions: Maternal exposure to indoor environmental NO2 causes allergic asthma-related consequences in offspring absent any subsequent lung provocation and potentiates the symptoms of allergic asthma in adult offspring following postnatal allergic sensitization and challenge; this response is associated with the Th2-based immune response and DNA methylation of the IL4 gene. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP685 Received: 19 June 2016 Revised: 07 June 2017 Accepted: 19 June 2017 Published: 13 September 2017 Address correspondence to N. Sang, College of Environment and Resource, Shanxi University, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030006, P...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dietary restrictions are common among Chinese children with eczema in Hong Kong, who have a lower calcium, vitamin D, and iron intake. Nonetheless, such practice is not associated with changes to bone mineral density or bone resorptive biomarker. PMID: 28775219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
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