Eat low fat yogurt during pregnancy increase the risk of asthma and allergy for the child
May 5, 2012
According to a study held the European Respiratory Society (ERS), “The consumption by pregnant women of low-fat yogurt may increase the risk of childhood asthma and allergic rhinitis in the child”.
The experts reported that they found that “the milk intake during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of developing childhood asthma, in fact, protects against the development of this disease. But women who ate low-fat yogurt with fruit once a day were 1.6 times more likely to have children who develop allergic rhinitis and asthma at seven years old, compared with the children of women who had no such use”.
The study author, Ekaterina Maslova, from the Harvard School of Public Health, said “this is the first study showing a relationship between the consumption of low fat yogurt during pregnancy and increased risk of asthma and hay fever in children. This could be due to different reasons. We will investigate further to resolve whether this is related to certain nutrients or if people who ate low-fat yogurt regularly had lifestyles and other eating habits that could explain the increased risk of childhood asthma. “
The scientists stated that “non-fat components related to the nutrients in yogurt may play a role in increasing this risk. On the other hand, are also studying the possibility that the intake of low fat yogurt can serve as a marker of diet and other lifestyle factors.”
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