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Vitamin D Levels of Mother During Pregnancy Linked to Allergy Risk in Offspring

by Kathy Jones on March 1, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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 Vitamin D Levels of Mother During Pregnancy Linked to Allergy Risk in Offspring

A child's risk of developing allergies could depend on the vitamin D levels of the mother during her pregnancy, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.

The researchers recruited around 622 mothers and their 629 children and tested the vitamin D levels in the blood of the pregnant mothers and in the cord blood of the babies born.

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The parents were also asked to fill up questionnaires with regards to food allergies during the first two years of the children born.

The researchers found that mothers whose vitamin D levels were lower during their pregnancies recorded lesser number of food allergies in their children compared to women with higher levels of vitamin D. "Based on our information, an excess of vitamin D can increase the risk of children developing a food allergy in the first two years of their life", lead researcher Dr Kristin Weibe said.


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