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Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) found that the risk of wheezing during a baby’s first 14 months of life is four times greater if their mothers were obesity compared to children of mothers with normal weight. The study, which was published in the Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology analyzed data of more than 1,107 mother and child pairs from the INMA project, a Spanish study on infancy and environment. The results showed an association between maternal obesity and wheezing regardless of the child’s weight and other factors such as the mother’s age, education, and health habits. […]

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BPA Increases Risk for Childhood Asthma

The chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is a component found in some plastics, food can liners and store receipts. It has been associated with various negative health outcomes such as obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, and behavioral problems. To reduce BPA exposure, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recommends avoiding the use of plastic containers marked 3 and 7, using glass, porcelain, or stainless steel containers for hot foods and liquids, and eating less canned food. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of BPA in sippy cups and baby bottles. Lead author Kathleen Donohue, MD, an assistant […]

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Christopher Millett, PhD, of Imperial College in London, and colleagues report a 9% reduction in the number of asthma-related hospitalizations in children and teens after an anti-smoking law was implemented in 2007. The researchers looked into admission rates for children and teens aged 14 years or less between 2002 and 2010. More than 200,000 pediatric admissions were recorded, and these were categorized by age group, gender, socioeconomic status and residence. They found that preschool children were exposed to more smoke at home while schoolchildren are exposed to more smoke in public. They also noted that before the implementation of smoke-free […]

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Fish and other seafood are always recommended as part of a healthy balanced diet. However, many people are allergic or sensitive to these foods, especially those who experience other types of hypersensitivity disorders like asthma. Some parents delay introducing fish to their babies because of concerns over seafood allergy. But research suggests that early exposure to seafood, either from a pregnant mother or by eating it early in infancy, can reduce the risk for asthma. A new study by Dutch researchers led by Jessica Kiefte-de Jong, of the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam shows that early exposure to certain fatty […]

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