Kids at Lower Risk for Peanut Allergy if Mom Ate Them
(Ivanhoe Newswire) –In the U.S., the occurrence of childhood peanut allergy has more than tripled in the last 13 years. Now, new research is showing that children seem to be less at risk for developing peanut or tree nut allergies (P/TN) if their mother are not allergic and ate more nuts during pregnancy.
Researchers at the Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer Center, Boston, examined children born to mothers who previously reported their diet during pregnancy. Among 8,205 children, 308 of them had a food allergy, including 140 cases of peanut or tree nut allergy.
The study results found that children whose non-allergic mothers had the highest P/TN consumption (five times per week or more) had the lowest risk of P/TN allergy.
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SOURCE: JAMA Pediatrics, December 2013
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